350 new homes move a step closer at Hartcliffe Campus

20 August 2019

Leading UK home builder Keepmoat Homes, and housing provider LiveWest, are moving forward with their plans to deliver 350 new homes in Hartcliffe, Bristol, following planning approval by Bristol City Council.

The development, a joint venture by the two companies, forms a key part of the regeneration of South Bristol and will see land owned by Bristol City Council transformed into a new contemporary community featuring two, three and four-bedroom houses and one and two bedroom apartments.

Some 30 per cent of the homes will be classed as affordable, with 80 homes for affordable rent and 25 for shared ownership. The remaining 245 homes will be made available through open market sale.

The development has been designed to include a variety of ecological initiatives to support the local wildlife, including a wildflower “pollinator park”, a wildlife corridor and 450 new trees. In addition to this, a swarm of blue butterflies and its sole food source, the kidney vetch plant, have been relocated to another area on the site, ensuring they are preserved and able to thrive.

Richard Young, Technical Director at Keepmoat Homes said: “We’re delighted to bring forward this transformational development in Hartcliffe and to be creating much needed new homes for the people of Bristol.

“Working in partnership with Live West and Bristol City Council, we are seeking to build a contemporary housing development that will be set in attractive landscaping and feature a number of ecological measures such as wildlife corridors and ‘living streets’, ensuring that this new community offers something special to its residents.”

Russell Baldwinson, LiveWest’s Executive Director of Development, said: “This new development will provide a wide range of homes, including much needed family housing in an attractive, exciting and vibrant new setting.

“Working with Keepmoat Homes and Bristol City Council, we have had a common goal of creating a high quality new housing development which will provide our customers with a great place to live.”

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol said:

“I am pleased to see that we have reached the next stage of this project and by doing so we are addressing one of our city’s most urgent priorities – building more housing, particularly affordable homes.

“We want to make Bristol a city where everyone has a safe roof over their heads, and we cannot do that without developments like this.”

Ahead of the planning approval, Bristol City Council ran a series of consultation events relating to the development from October 2017 to January 2018, to give residents and businesses an opportunity to have their say and find out more information about the project.

Work is now expected to start on site in October 2019, with the first homes ready to be occupied in Spring 2020.

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