Design of 350 new properties in Hartcliffe get inexperienced gentle regardless of preliminary considerations about small blue butterflies on the positioning

The appear and feel of tons of of recent properties coming to south Bristol have been given the thumbs-up by metropolis councillors.

The ultimate design particulars of 350 properties to be constructed on a part of the previous Hartcliffe Community Campus got here earlier than a metropolis planning committee final week.

Members unanimously authorized the looks, format and landscaping proposed after the scheme was granted define planning permission in September final 12 months.


Council officers would usually determine on such “reserved issues”, however councillors requested to signal them off as a result of they’d conservation considerations about small blue butterflies on the positioning.

Their fears had been put to relaxation on July 24 by information that the builders had already moved the swarm and its sole meals supply, the kidney vetch plant, to a different space on the positioning.

Keepmoat Properties and Bristol housing affiliation Livewest have additionally promised a wildflower “pollinator park”, a wildlife hall, and 450 new bushes, the committee heard.

Artists impression of a brand new 350-home improvement to be inbuilt Hartcliffe

A spokesman for the builders confirmed that 30 per cent of the properties might be reasonably priced, in keeping with council coverage and what was agreed beneath define planning permission.

Of these 105 reasonably priced properties, 77 per cent might be for social lease and the rest beneath shared possession, city planner Mark Somerville stated. 

The “modern” improvement, which represents a significant step ahead within the regeneration of south Bristol, can have a mixture of flats and brick-faced homes, the committee heard.


The homes, designed for 2 to 4 beds, can have gable roofs, whereas the flats will cater for one or two beds and be in four-storey blocks with flat “dwelling” roofs.

Every house can have its personal carport or storage, and practically half will include an electrical car (EV) charging level or a mains provide in order that one might be put in at a later date.

One other 113 parking areas for guests might be offered throughout the positioning.

Floor supply warmth pumps will present a 20 per cent saving in carbon emissions, and every house can have its personal broadband connection.

Clive Stevens, Inexperienced consultant for Clifton Down, regretted that 56 per cent of house owners could be “caught” with petrol automobiles as a result of solely 44 per cent would have EV charging factors.


However Labour councillor for Hartcliffe and Withywood, Paul Goggin, stated: “There’s been tons and plenty of session and, to be sincere, I’ve not heard a damaging response from any of my residents. 

“They’re all determined for the reasonably priced housing they usually assume that is, just about, an excellent improvement and I are likely to agree.”

Plans for the positioning have been within the offing since a minimum of 2010, when the council laid down the precept “for the event of the Hartcliffe Group Campus website to incorporate a brand new instructional campus on Hartcliffe College Enjoying Fields and as much as 14 acres of residential land”.

The council owns the land, having purchased a part of it from Metropolis of Bristol School, and was granted define planning permission from councillors final September.

It chosen housing affiliation Livewest and residential builder Keepmoat as improvement companions to work up the detailed scheme for the positioning.

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