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.
We need your views & ideas
We are actively seeking community involvement, thoughts and feedback. We will be holding liaison meetings, workshops and exhibitions to make sure the views of local people are incorporated into our plans. You can register and feedback here for more information.