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Have your say: new homes planned at Knowle West Health Park

Main image: The proposed site for new homes at Knowle West Health Park. Picture courtesy of Participatr.

Residents are being urged to have their say about land at Knowle West Health Park – before plans are produced for new homes and community facilities.

The 4.5 hectare site off Downton Road, is allocated for a range of uses in Bristol’s Local Plan – including community use, open space, business and housing.

The land is owned by Bristol City Council which wants to use 1.2 hectares of the site for homes.

Existing buildings and much of the public open space at the Health Park will remain in place. There is currently pedestrian access to the site from Kildare Road.

The council has now appointed a design team to bring forward the proposals which could see up to 50 homes built on the land.

Community to put views on interactive website – before plans are produced

Bristol-based engagement specialists, Participatr. will be capturing community views and feeding these back to the design team.

They have created an interactive map on a website where people can add comments and there is also a short questionnaire which residents can fill out.

Interactive map on the website showing the area in orange where houses are to be built.

Members of the community can find out more about the project, sign-up for updates and provide feedback by visiting the website.

The intention is to submit an outline planning application this summer – with the community involved before that “to design proposals for the site which respond to local needs and aspirations.”

A spokesperson from Participatr. says: “This is the first part of a two-stage public participation process and we would encourage everyone to submit comments before the end of March 2021, although views shared after this date will also be used to inform draft designs for the next stage of public consultation.

“This will take place in the summer, where you will be asked for your feedback on some design proposals once the design team has had the opportunity to consider your local insight.” 

To post comments on the website and for more information about the plans visit:

If you have any questions or queries about the plans, or do not have access to the internet, call 0117 911 4210 or email