Retail Development at Fox Den Road

Aerial view of site (artist's impression).
Aerial view of the site (artist’s impression) looking south, with the Premier Inn and multi-use building in the foreground. The rear of the existing Sainsbury’s store can be seen in the far background.

A new mixed-use development featuring an Aldi supermarket, a Costa drive-through, a Premier Inn hotel and a Beefeater restaurant could be built in Stoke Gifford.

planning application for the proposed development, on vacant land to the rear of Sainsbury’s in Fox Den Road, was submitted to South Gloucestershire Council on 2nd April 2020.

The developer behind the scheme is Baylis Estates Limited, well known locally for its involvement in The Mall and The Venue at Cribbs Causeway.

Submission of a formal planning application followed a pre-application public consultation exercise that took place in August and September 2019 and involved neighbouring residents and local councillors. At that time, Aviva Investors were said to be the owners of the land.

Although the outline plans revealed in 2019 included a gym, this has been removed from the submitted planning application and substituted with a ‘multi-use’ building. The applicant says this would “allow a range of different complementary uses to come forward in the future if the market allows”.

The planning application

P20/05916/F | Erection of mixed-use development comprising of Hotel and Restaurant, Supermarket, Coffee Shop with Drive Thru Facility and multi-use building

Site plan of the proposed development.
Site plan of the proposed development, showing (clockwise from left), outlines of the Aldi store, the multi-use building, the Beefeater restaurant, the Premier Inn hotel (attached to the former) and the Costa drive-through.

Site photos

Photo the proposed development site at Fox Den Road.
How the site looked in August 2019.

Site location map

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