Access & Movement

  • The site will be accessed by new junctions off the A38 and South Bristol Link (currently under construction)
  • The team is aware that traffic will be a major concern to local communities: the transport strategy will ensure the development is designed so new residents can walk and cycle to local destinations as well as towards Bristol city centre.
  • The site is uniquely placed to provide high quality public transport, with extensions to MetroBus through the site - towards Bristol Airport - and a potential new rail station as part of MetroWest’s future expansion.

Drainage & Flooding

  • Discussions with Bristol Water and the Environment Agency are ongoing to determine the most appropriate methods for managing surface water and flood risk on the site.
  • The masterplan is being developed to ensure properties are located outside of risk areas.
  • Surface water runoff will be managed via the use of sustainable drainage measures which also provide ecological and amenity benefits.


  • There are five former landfills located within the site.
  • The largest, which contains household waste, has recently closed, and is now entering its restoration phase.
  • Four others, which were closed more than 10 years ago, were used for construction and commercial waste.
  • The team are currently investigating what each landfill can and cannot be used for.


  • Consultation is taking place with utility providers to determine how the development could be served from the existing utility networks, and what necessary network upgrades may be required.
  • There are existing Bristol Water trunk water mains crossing the site, and due consideration will be given to these during the masterplanning process.