Planning permission granted for new modular home scheme in Bristol

Legal & General have been granted planning permission for a major new modular homes scheme in Bristol. 

The scheme, which has been developed in conjunction with Bristol City Council, will see 185 new homes delivered.

50% of the homes will be delivered as affordable housing, it is intended that these will become part of Bristol City Council’s affordable housing stock.

All homes have been designed to achieve Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ‘A’ rating, and the site master plan has been created in a way that will deliver a net-biodiversity gain.

The development will also see improvements made to adjoining areas, such as new allotment patches and accessible green open space. A new local community hub will also be built and walking, cycling and road improvements will be made.

Rosie Toogood, CEO of Legal & General Modular Homes said: ‘Using modular construction, Legal & General will be able to deliver much needed, high quality and sustainable homes that are affordable in half the time of traditional methods. In a post-pandemic environment, the availability of affordable homes – set within beautiful open spaces – which create a well-connected local community will be more important than ever before.’Our journey to revolutionise the UK’s construction industry is well underway, and planning consent at Bonnington Walk, Bristol is testament to this. With planning permission for 350 homes this year, the business is making great steps forward. This Bristol scheme, along with our consented scheme in Selby, will really showcase the benefits of modern modular construction.’

Cllr Nicola Beech, cabinet member for strategic design and city planning added: ‘I’m pleased that members have voted to approve planning permission for affordable housing at Bonnington Walk.

‘The development will provide a boost to biodiversity in the area, including making a contribution towards a new allotment. As part of the Bristol Housing Festival and Innovate UK project, this new scheme proves that by doing things a little differently we can deliver much-needed affordable, sustainable new homes in Bristol.’

Photo Credit – Legal & General

 

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