Plans submitted for Torpoint Road redevelopment

By Stride Treglown

Artists impression of the new homes along Torpoint Lane overlooking the public open space

Artist’s impression of new homes along Torpoint Road overlooking a public open space. Image: Stride Treglown

Bristol City Council and Knightstone Housing have submitted a planning application to the Council to improve public open space and provide a new residential development within the Kingswear Road, Torpoint Road and Haldon Close areas.

The planning application seeks full planning permission for 71 new homes at Torpoint Road, to be built by Knightstone Housing, as well as permission for improvements to the central public open space, to be carried out by Bristol City Council.

Plans for the public open space include new areas of play for children, seating, an accessible picnic area, new and improved pathways, and a general tidy of the flora and fauna, with new wildflower planting and fruit trees.

Outline planning permission is sought for 60 new homes split between land to the west of Haldon Close and land uphill of Kingswear Road.

You can view and comment on the proposals on the Council’s website at The application number to search for is 13/04196/F .

Knightstone Housing has also notified the Council of the intention to demolish the five vacant blocks of flats on Torpoint Road at the start of November, ready for redevelopment to begin at the start of 2014.