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Work underway at Filwood Park

Regeneration work at Filwood Park has reached an early milestone – with construction of new homes due to start on site this month (November).

A total of 150 homes are being built – consisting of two, three and four bedroom houses and two bedroom apartments which will be on sale from April 2018.

The land, owned by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), was formerly the site of support building for the old Bristol (Whitchurch) Airport.

Current work includes creating access roads from Creswicke Road and Filwood Park Lane (off Hengrove Way). The plans include a number of ramps to be installed for traffic calming, following concern from local residents it could become a rat run.

There will be a tree and landscaped boundary for the full length of the development along  Creswicke Road  – with a new 1.8m high hit and miss timber fence.

Developer Barratt Homes says the housing will overlook parkland at the heart of the development with “plenty of room for the children’s play area and paths for walkers and runners”.

A park hub building can be used by residents to hold activities with a kitchenette that could be used to serve tea and coffee to park users and staff.

The development will also have a “focus on ecology with new native trees planted for shelter and wildlife and marginal planting and meadow grass to create habitats for insects”.

The site was visited recently by representatives from  Barratt Homes, the HCA, soon to become Homes England and Paul Smith, Bristol City Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing to see progress.

Paul Smith said, “I am really pleased to see a such high quality development coming to this part of south Bristol. These homes will meet an important local need.”

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