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Plans for new homes at Knowle West Health Park – consultation extended

Community discussions to take place in May

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

Residents will now have longer to have their say about plans for new homes on land at Knowle West Health Park – with the consultation period extended until May.

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 up to 50 homes.

Existing buildings and much of the public open space at the Health Park will remain.

Bristol-based engagement specialists, Participatr. have been collecting the views of the local community via an interactive website and a short questionnaire since the beginning of March.

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

A spokesperson from Participatr. says: “Due to the high number of responses, the design team would like to have further discussions with the community through the ward councillors and Knowle West Alliance before a pre-application submission is made.

“These discussions will now need to wait until the local elections have taken place as we are in the ‘pre-election’ period. 

“The community is welcome to continue to share comments via the first phase of consultation which will remain live until these discussions have taken place. We have updated the timeline on the website to reflect this: Shape the future of land within Knowle West Health Park (

Knowle West Alliance has already had a meeting about the site and is setting up a working group of residents and Health Park users to discuss the plans.

An outline planning application is due to be submitted this summer – with the community involved beforehand to design proposals for the site which “respond to local needs and aspirations.”

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