Main image: Artist’s impression of the planned apartments on Broadbury Road. Picture courtesy of Curo. Below the now boarded up site.
Residents have just two weeks left to have their say on plans for 47 affordable homes on land next to Broad Plain House in Broadbury Road.
The plans have been submitted to Bristol City Council but local people can still give feedback on the council portal until 19 May.
The land is now owned by Curo – a housing association and house builder based in Bath.
They want to build 47 affordable homes – 22 flats and 25 houses – on the plot.
Of these, 31 homes would be available to purchase via the Shared Ownership Scheme, offered on a part-buy/part-rent basis for local people who qualify.
Eleven homes would be let at social rent and another five would be let at affordable rent through Bristol City Council’s choice-based lettings system.
The plans also include public open space, parking, infrastructure and access onto Broadbury Road.
During the development, part of Broad Plain House will be demolished but Curo has said it will “make good the remaining building and landscape and install new fencing to bring the social club back into use as soon as possible.”
The original plans were first shown to the public on 3 July 2019 and then revised following some concerns from residents including the effect on wildlife, loss of green space and not enough parking.
Revised plans were produced over a year later and submitted to the council in February this year.
They now include a natural play area for up to 20 children, increased parking and gardens for the maisonettes, as well as access to a communal green space for the flats.
The new plans also include a natural landscape and ecological zone to benefit slow worms and Curo has promised to plant a number of trees on the site.
Residents can now make further comments to application 21/00816/F by visiting the Bristol City Council planning portal. Comments should be received by 19 May.