Plan for homes in Greenbank Road

September 04 2017

PLANS to build 77 homes off Greenbank Road in Hanham have now been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council.

PLANS to build 77 homes off Greenbank Road in Hanham have now been submitted to South Gloucestershire Council.

It follows a public consultation in July when residents were invited to look at the proposals and have their say before the plans were officially placed with the authority.

The application - submitted by Square Bay and Bellway Homes - seeks to develop the vacant site with 77 one, two and three-bedroom homes, 27 of which will be affordable, in line with council policy. 

Improvements will be made to the children’s play area to the south of the site. As part of the application, a highway improvement scheme for Greenbank Road is included, which will provide facilities for pedestrians as well as traffic management measures to remove bottlenecks and reduce vehicle speeds, both along the street itself and at the junction with Hollyguest Road.

Following the feedback received, as well as discussions with council officers, amendments have been made to the proposals. Changes include enhanced planting and management buffers for boundary hedgerows, additional play and leisure equipment, altering the specific position of the housing plots within the site and the inclusion of speed reduction measures along Greenbank Road.

The proposals had met with a mixed reaction from people living nearby. Many said Greenbank Road is not suitable for the extra traffic the scheme will generate. They also expressed concern about Hanham losing yet another open space and fears the homes would put pressure on local schools and doctor surgeries.

But some said the plans were more sympathetic than they had expected and welcomed the chance for updated play facilities.

A spokesman for Square Bay and Bellway Homes said: "We are extremely grateful for the comments received during the public consultation and have now proceeded to submit an application to South Gloucestershire Council for their consideration."

People can view the updated proposals and comment on the council's website and using the reference number PK17/3702/F. The applicants also have a freephone line, 0800 298 7040.