Residents invited to discuss plans for 1,640 new homes at East of Harry Stoke

Map presented as part a community consultation on plans for Crest Nicholson's proposed development at East of Harry Stoke.

Housebuilder Crest Nicholson is to hold public events to consult with local residents on two planning applications that it is preparing for land at East of Harry Stoke (EoHS), a large greenfield site that has been allocated for development within South Gloucestershire’s adopted Core Strategy.

The two planning applications will be submitted to the council later this spring to cover the land to the north and south of the railway line and linked by the currently under-construction Stoke Gifford Transport Link (known locally as the Stoke Gifford By-Pass).

The northern application will be for the development of up to 350 new homes, a primary school, public open space, and landscaping and drainage infrastructure.

The southern application is for outline permission for 1,290 homes, a new local centre, community uses and associated infrastructure.

Two consultation events will be held:

  • 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday 26th April at St Elizabeth’s Hall, Hambrook Lane, Hambrook BS16 1RT
  • 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday 27th April at The Poplar Rooms, Stoke Gifford Trust Hall, North Road, Stoke Gifford BS34 8PE

John Terry, Crest Nicholson’s regional development director, said:

“The aim of the development is to help create a lively, healthy and happy community with its own sense of identity that is well integrated with the surrounding communities.”

“Following extensive feedback from the local community over the strategic masterplan last year, we are now ready to discuss the next step in the process of delivering much-needed new homes.”

“The aim of the consultation events is to provide information about the project, seek feedback and to offer residents an opportunity to influence the future planning applications that will be submitted for East of Harry Stoke.”

“To make our consultation as accessible as possible, we are holding two exhibitions, one in Stoke Gifford and one in Winterbourne, on two different days. Each exhibition will display the same information, so residents only need to come to one event.”

More information is available on the project’s website or by email to or Freephone 0800 298 7040.

Material exhibited as part of the community consultation will be made available on the project website shortly after the events have taken place. Feedback may be submitted up to the cut-off date of Monday 9th May 2016.

A total of 2,000 homes are set to be built within the EoHS New Neighbourhood by 2027.

A consultation event took place on 13th April for a separate plot of land within EoHS that is not controlled by Crest Nicholson. Located off Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook (closest postcode BS16 1RR), it is understood that up to 200 homes could be constructed on this site.

Image (click to enlarge): Map from Crest Nicholson’s community consultation leaflet. Dashed white line is the Stoke Gifford By-Pass.

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