Yarlington Housing Group is working on one of its largest housing developments in Bristol, having submitted a reserved matters planning application to build 74 new homes on Constable Road and Crome Road in Lockleaze.
Working in partnership with Bristol City Council, Yarlington will build a mixture of homes on the development, including 50% affordable, to meet the needs of a range of people and provide vital homes to help solve the city’s housing challenge.
Stephen Lodge, Executive Director of Development and Strategic Asset Management for Yarlington commented: “We’re delighted to be working with Bristol City Council to provide these new homes. As Lockleaze is a brownfield site, it’s great to be revitalising this unused land, helping to build communities, and address the shortage of homes across Bristol without putting strain on an ever-expanding city.
“Yarlington’s proposal to provide 50% affordable homes is also a significant increase over and above the council’s usual minimum requirement of 30% affordable homes in new developments, and by doing this we’re helping to deliver homes to the people who need them the most.”
Councillor Paul Smith, Cabinet Member for Housing, at Bristol City Council added: “This development is another important step towards the regeneration of Lockleaze. After a decade of being derelict, the Constable and Crome site will be transformed into high quality homes – creating new communities as well as great places to live.
“Building new housing, and particularly affordable homes, in Bristol is a top priority. I’m really pleased to see that the site will offer 50% affordable homes alongside open-market housing, as it demonstrates our commitment to making sure we’re building homes that people can afford.”
The Crome Road and Constable Road site will feature a mixture of two, three- and four-bedroom houses, two-bedroom bungalows and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Of these, 17 homes will be available for social rent and 20 for shared ownership – and another 37 will be for open-market sale, with profits reinvested back into Yarlington to deliver more affordable homes in the future.
This development is also linked to an adjacent site at Herkomer Close, which is also currently owned by Bristol City Council. Herkomer Close has recently been through a pre-application enquiry with the planning and urban design officers, and is currently seeking to provide a mixed residential development of approximately 50 homes – half of which will be provided for social rent and shared ownership, and the other half for open-market sale. Design work for this development is currently underway and further local consultation will take place as the scheme progresses.
Yarlington has also recently sold 26 two-bedroom apartments at Filwood Park and is currently developing affordable homes as part of Castle Park View, the city’s landmark residential tower. 31 homes are also being developed on the derelict Speedwell Swimming Baths for affordable rent, and a further 28 houses are being developed at Brook Road in Montpelier.