88 new homes planned for Lyde Green

October 29 2018
88 new homes planned for Lyde Green

TWO housebuilders have submitted a planning application for 88 new homes in the next phase of development at Lyde Green.

Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes have submitted a planning application to South Gloucestershire Council to demolish the buildings around the Grade II-listed White House Farm farmhouse on Howsmoor Lane and build a selection of houses. These will range from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom homes, as well as 24 affordable homes and 200 parking spaces.

The Lyde Green consortium has plans to build more than 2,000 homes across the development, and the application is the next phase at the 2.6-hectare site.

Steve Roche, managing director of Persimmon Homes Severn Valley, said: “The landscape of Emersons Green is changing as we bring much-needed homes, including apartments and first-time buyer homes through to large family homes.

“South Gloucestershire Council’s Local Plan identifies the housing need as 28,550 dwellings up to the year 2027. The development at Lyde Green is integral in delivering enough new homes to meet the needs of the growing number of people looking to buy, providing a range of market and affordable housing.

“Demand for homes at Lyde Green has been high since the day we launched. This next phase will form part of the larger community being created, where as a part of the consortium, Persimmon Homes has built one primary school, with future plans for a second primary school, secondary school and local centre.”

A spokesperson for Taylor Wimpey Bristol said: “The joint-application proposal for 88 new dwellings at Lyde Green will meet the continued demand for high-quality homes in the area.

“The homes will form part of the existing development and will draw inspiration from the traditional surroundings in the area. With over a hectare of public open space and a legacy of more than 2,500 properties, we are confident this will be a thriving community for young professionals, families and downsizers all to enjoy.”

Anyone who wants to comment on the latest plans should go to the South Gloucestershire Council website and search for application PK18/3977/F. Comments need to be made by December 24.