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Have your say on the future of Brislington Meadows

In early December, Homes England held two public consultation events for their housing plans at Brislington Meadows. The consultation ends on the 16th January 2022 and below you can find a copy of the exhibition boards and feedback form. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the team.

Brislington Meadows was allocated for housing in Bristol City Council’s 2014 Local Plan, to help address Bristol’s acute housing shortage. Homes England was brought in last year (2020) to help deliver those homes. 

Over the last 18 months we’ve been getting a better understanding of the constraints, challenges and opportunities here; we’ve held a number of online meetings with stakeholders, neighbours and the Brislington Meadow’s Advisory Group, and received a great deal of feedback.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been in touch and involved so far, the feedback has helped identify key themes and priorities such as: the importance of nature and open space, the need for housing for local people, the need to invest in public/active travel to help address congestion and air quality, and the importance of integrating this development into the Broomhill community, including new investment that will be brought to local services, businesses and other infrastructure in the area.

The proposals are outline, a second more detailed application will follow in 2023 should planning permission be granted.

Our proposals at a glance

  • 260 new homes including 30% affordable housing (managed by Bristol City Council or a housing association) with access off Broomhill Road
  • Proposals that focus on nature and landscape quality, with a commitment to an overall increase of 10% biodiversity achieved on and off site
  • An integrated '20-minute neighbourhood' where schools; shops; work opportunities; Victory Park and Eastwood Farm, and public transport are within walking distance, helping alleviate air quality and congestion
  • New formal and informal play spaces and new pedestrian and cycle routes heading south and north, east and west
  • Investment in the local area through the Community Infrastructure Levy

Japanese knotweed update

Wed 18th May 2022 at 18:03

The team are currently managing two areas of Japanese knotweed off Bonville Road. These two stands are being monitored regularly for growth and control treatment. The Japanese knotweed received control by chemical means during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Japanese knotweed usually takes at least 3-4 seasons to eradicate. Stem growth is renewed each year from the deeply penetrating rhizomes ( creeping underground stems). This can been seen regrowing now at the two locations . The control works are due to begin in May 2022 including reinstating the chestnut pale fencing around the Japanese knot weed stands, strimming the vegetation growth around the plants and applying chemical control to the Japanese knotweed plants.

Tree surgery works planned this week

Mon 16th May 2022 at 14:03

FIO, further tree surgery works is planned this Thursday 19 May close to the boundary of Condover Road.

The work relates to a mature ash with a decay cavity at its base that is quite extensive. It requires crown reduction of around 30% in height.

Key project milestones

Site acquired

March 2020

Homes England, the Government's housing accelerator, purchases the site to bring forward plans for new homes and community facilities.

Issues and opportunities consultation

August 2020 to April 2021

People from Brislington and the surrounding area were invited to submit suggestions for the Brislington Meadows masterplan. Various meetings were also held with the Brislington Meadow's Advisory Group (councillors, neighbours and local interest groups).

Main consultation

8 December to 16 January '22

Homes England would like to invite you to their Brislington Meadows consultation events on the 8th (online) and 9th December (in person). The two events will provide a chance to learn more about the outline plans, view the illustrative masterplan, ask questions and provide your feedback. Copies of the exhibition boards and a recording of the exhibition will be posted here ahead of exhibition. The consultation lasts until 16th January.

Review of public feedback and refinement of plans

Early 2022

Planning application submission

April 2022

Decision by Bristol City Council

Autumn 2022

Reserved matters application submitted

Summer 2023

Homes England, in partnership with the appointed developer, intends submit a reserved matters application for the site in Summer 2023. This will determine the detailed design of the homes, community buildings and public spaces.

Anticipated construction start

Spring 2024

What would you like to do?

Key information

If you have any questions or queries about our community engagement process, please email the Brislington Meadows project team at hello@brislingtonmeadows.co.uk.