Lockleaze community invited to have its say on new housing development

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Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze. Credit: Polly Allen
15 October, 2019


Bristol City Council has submitted a planning application for a residential development on land bounded by Bonnington Walk, Landseer Avenue and a nearby railway line.

The housing will include 30 percent affordable homes is likely to include semi-detached houses, short terraces and small apartment blocks around tree-lined streets with a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed homes.  Parking will be a combination of on and off street, with small parking courtyards provided for the apartments. It is anticipated that houses will face the new open spaces and the cycle route, providing overlooking and security throughout the day and night.

The council is now seeking comments on the early design proposals. Feedback from the local community and other stakeholders will help to inform the ongoing design process and arrive at a preferred option.

Members of the public are invited to come to the vents below to speak to officers from Bristol City Council Housing Delivery Services and the team’s external design and planning consultants:

  • Lockleaze Housing Festival, Saturday 26 October, Gainsborough Square (12 noon – 5pm)
    Organised by the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust to bring people together to discuss the future of Lockleaze, exploring the plans and possibilities for the area. Bristol Council and housing associations will present and consult on their development proposals.

    As part of the day’s activities there will be an exhibition of the Bonnington site proposals. Members of the project team will be available between 3pm and 5pm to talk through the plans in more detail and answer questions.

  • Drop-in exhibition, Tuesday 29 October, The Hub, Unit 1, Fedden Buildings, Gainsborough Square
    Drop-in any time from 4pm-7pm to meet the team and view an exhibition of the proposals.


Further information will be available from the 26 October, including the consultation material at: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/housing/new-council-homes