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Developer’s masterplan for 2,000 new homes east of Harry Stoke

Posted on Friday 3rd April 2015 at 11:51 pm by SH (Editor)

East of Harry Stoke New Neighbourhood Strategic Masterplan: Access and Movement Strategy.

Crest Nicholson has published a strategic masterplan for an area of Green Belt east of Harry Stoke and south of Bradley Stoke where it is foreseen that 2,000 new homes will be built by 2027.

The masterplan amplifies the vision and objectives for development set out in South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) Core Strategy, adopted in December 2013, which identifies the East of Harry Stoke New Neighbourhood as a strategic housing site.

SGC is inviting comments on the developer’s masterplan through a public consultation which runs until 23rd April 2015 (recently extended from 11th April).

Copies of the Crest Nicholson masterplan may be viewed online at

Paper copies are available to view at local libraries and the council’s One Stop Shops.

For more information, contact SGC’s Customer Service Centre on 01454 868004.

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Updated planning document revealed for 2,000 home development

Posted on Wednesday 18th June 2014 at 2:05 pm by SH (Editor)

Illustrative framework diagram of the East of Harry Stoke New Neighbourhood.

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has produced an updated version of a document that defines its “vision” for an area of Green Belt land east of Stoke Gifford, where it is foreseen that 2,000 new homes will be built by 2027.

The ‘East of Harry Stoke New Neighbourhood’ was identified as a strategic housing site in the council’s Core Strategy planning blueprint document, adopted in December 2013.

The proposed Stoke Gifford By-Pass (officially known as the Stoke Gifford Transport Link) will run through the site, forming part of the route for the proposed North Fringe to Hengrove bus rapid transit scheme that will link Cribbs Causeway, Aztec West and Bradley Stoke with the city centre.

Once adopted, the Strategic Planning Document (SPD) will set out the principles and objectives for the area that the council will use in determining any planning applications for the New Neighbourhood, and will identify the infrastructure required to support the needs of the new communities living there.

The previous ‘draft’ version of the SPD, published in November 2013, was criticised by local residents, particularly those living in the Hambrook Lane area, who said they felt too many new homes are being planned for the north Bristol area and that the new development would only add to the existing road congestion problems.

The 2,000 new homes foreseen for the Green Belt area are in addition to 1,200 already being constructed on Crest Nicholson’s Highbrook Park site in Harry Stoke.

Consultation on the latest version of the SPD runs until Monday 28th July. If you’re quick, there’s still time to attend a public exhibition on the plans, which is being held today (Wednesday 18th June) at the Old School Rooms in Stoke Gifford, from 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm.

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Residents complain of “lack of consultation” on Harry Stoke housing developments

Posted on Tuesday 22nd January 2013 at 10:05 pm by SH (Editor)

Public meeting called to discuss proposed housing development in Harry Stoke.

Concerned local residents who attended a public meeting called to discuss proposed new housing developments on green belt land to the east of Harry Stoke claimed they haven’t been properly consulted on the plans that could see 3,200 new homes constructed by 2027.

Today’s meeting in Little Stoke Community Hall, organised by the Hambrook Lane Action Group, was attended by around 60 residents and local Councillors, following publicity in the Bristol Post yesterday and on Radio Bristol this morning. Also at the meeting were two officers from South Gloucestershire Council (SGC): Patrick Conroy (Strategic Planning) and Donna Whinham (Major Sites Team Manager).

The meeting was chaired by former Stoke Gifford Parish Councillor David Bradshaw, who presented a list of pre-prepared questions to the SGC officers.

SGC’s Core Strategy, a long-term planning blueprint document for the period 2012-2027, allows for the construction of 2,000 new homes in an area referred to as the ‘East of Harry Stoke New Neighbourhood’. The homes are in addition to the 1,200 dwellings that already have outline planning permission on a site owned by Crest Nicholson east of Harry Stoke Road.

Mr Conroy explained to the meeting that the independent inspector appointed by the Government to examine the soundness of the Council’s Core Strategy had insisted that 28,535 new homes be constructed across the district over the plan’s 15-year timeframe. Taking already committed sites out of the equation leaves the Council needing to find sites for 23,365 new homes, and the plan is for 57% of those to be constructed within the North Fringe of Bristol.

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Green light for first Crest Nicholson homes at Harry Stoke

Posted on Thursday 4th October 2012 at 12:03 pm by SH (Editor)

Harry Stoke masterplan showing area relating to PT12/1302/RM.

Councillors at South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) have approved detailed plans for 166 homes to be built by Crest Nicholson on land at Harry Stoke.

The homes, ranging from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom houses, will form part of a new development that will eventually consist of 1,200 dwellings.

The Harry Stoke site was first earmarked for development in SGC’s Local Plan, adopted in January 2006 but a series of legal wrangles and the economic downturn delayed the project.

Access to the site will initially be from the Avon Ring Road (A4174), via a new road that heads northwards from a point opposite the Holiday Inn before it turns left to run westwards through the new development.

Objections to the ‘reserved matters’ planning application for the first batch of 166 dwellings were received from 15 local residents, whose concerns included loss of recreational space, the height of the proposed buildings and the lack of transport links.

A report produced by the Council’s officers made it clear that the land does not lie in the Green Belt and said that most of the residents’ objections could not be considered because they had already been addressed during assessment of the outline planning application, permission for which was granted in 2007.

As no District Councillors chose to “call in” the latest application, it was not discussed by the Council’s Planning Committee. Permission was subsequently granted (on 28th September) by the Council’s Director of Planning, under “delegated powers”.

Conditions attached to the decision include requirements on the developer to provide further details of off-street parking and bin storage for two apartment blocks and provide details of features that will enable great crested newts to span the east-west link road through the development.

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