Public Consultation - March 2021

Scheme Overview

A new residential development is proposed for the former Dovercourt Depot on Dovercourt Road, Lockleaze. The developable area could provide 120-150 new homes including a mix of units, with an aspiration for up to 50% affordable, including a proportion of new Council housing. Access to the site is from Dovercourt Road.

The site is currently used by the Council’s Parks and Highways departments for storage. It is one of several sites being brought forward by Bristol City Council for residential development to help meet the demand for more housing across the city.

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Consultation

This first round of consultation is to give the local community the opportunity to help influence the design at an early stage whilst different site layouts are being explored. Your comments, together with those from other stakeholder groups and organisations, wil help shape a proposal for further consultation prior to submitting an outline planning application later this year. Please submit your feedback by 6 April 2021.
Housing

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* Do you think new housing, including affordable housing, on this brownfield site would make a positive contribution to the area?

Access and Movement

The movement and access strategy would prioritise pedestrians and cyclists and other sustainable modes. The intention is to make use of the current vehicular access into the site off Dovercourt Road and develop additional access points for pedestrians and cyclists. This would make the site more accessible for sustainable transport, and would follow desire lines to the wider area (from local community to shops and public transport, etc).

The potential for a new emergency access to the south of the site is also being explored alongside the proposed new cycle/pedestrian route, only for emergency use if the current vehicular access was blocked. Parking for new residents would be self-contained within the site and include a proportion of vehicle charging points. Each home would have bicycle storage.

The site is well connected to the surrounding area by existing footpaths and benefits from its close proximity to Concorde Way – a strategic cycle corridor, which currently routes along Dovercourt Road. There is an opportunity to either divert Concorde Way through the site or provide an additional segregated cycle/pedestrian route within the development.

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* Do you support re-routing Concorde Way through the scheme?

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* Do you have any other suggestions as to how walking and cycling can be promoted within the site?

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* The site is well located to take advantage of connections with the wider area and the new Ashley Down railway station would be within easy walking distance. Do you have any comments about improving access to the wider area?

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* Do you have any other comments about access and movement?

Ecology and trees

The proposed development would be located largely on the footprint of the existing depot to minimise impact on the wildlife corridor and trees. There is an opportunity to enhance and maintain existing green areas to increase biodiversity across the site by planting native species and additional trees.

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* The proposals seek to create a new landscaped public space which can be used by new and existing residents. Do you have any views or suggestions about how this space could be designed or used?

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* Do you have any suggestions on how the green areas and open space could be further enhanced? For example, food growing, exercise space, ecology spaces, tree planting, etc.

The existing site

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* From what you know of the site are there any aspects or features that could be incorporated within the design?

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* From your local knowledge of the site and area are you aware of any other constraints, issues or opportunities that might influence the design proposals?

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* About you
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* Please provide your postcode

Thank you for participating in this survey. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact: Avril Baker Consultancy, Consultation Co-ordinator, on 0117 977 2002 or email info@abc-pr.co.uk

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