Work kicks off on huge new housing estate near Cribbs Causeway

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Hundreds of homes being built just off the M5

Work has commenced on a new housing estate near Cribbs Causeway.

Bellway South West has set about building 382 new homes at the site, to be known as ‘Berwick Green’ and just off the M5, after its plans were greenlit by South Gloucestershire Council in April.

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An artist’s impression of what the new neighbourhood off the M5 in South Gloucestershire could look like.An artist’s impression of what the new neighbourhood off the M5 in South Gloucestershire could look like.
An artist’s impression of what the new neighbourhood off the M5 in South Gloucestershire could look like. | Bellway/Taylor Wimpey

The scheme is part of a larger 760-home project in conjunction with Taylor Wimpey, which is currently waiting on planning approval for the 244 homes that will form its first phase of the development.

105 of the homes that Bellway are currently constructing at the site, consisting of a mix of two-bed apartments along with three, four and five bedroomed houses, will be designated as ‘affordable’.

Developers have also agreed to contribute £12.5 million to local infrastructure such as education and highways on top of the project.

Tim Lund, Sales Director for Bellway South West, said: “Berwick Green represents the largest land purchase we have ever made in the South West as a division, and will make a significant contribution towards meeting the need for new housing in the area.

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The development will consist of hundreds of new homes including two-bed apartments and three, four and five bedroomed houses.The development will consist of hundreds of new homes including two-bed apartments and three, four and five bedroomed houses.
The development will consist of hundreds of new homes including two-bed apartments and three, four and five bedroomed houses. | Bellway/Taylor Wimpey

“This is a highly sustainable location for new housing, just north of Cribbs Causeway and its great range of shops and leisure facilities, and less than a mile from Junction 17 of the M5, while Bristol city centre is just seven miles away.

It is hoped that the first homes to be built will be released for sale later this year.

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