Plans revealed for ‘village’ estate near Lyde Green Farm

February 27 2019

PLANS to build nearly 400 homes at Lyde Green have been unveiled by a developer.

Historic buildings at Lyde Green Farm would be at the heart of the new ‘village’
The 398 homes would be built next to the M4, Henfield Road and a section of the Mangotsfield to Yate cycle path.
Developer Edward Ware Homes has submitted plans for the houses, which would surround Grade II-listed Lyde Green Farm, to South Gloucestershire Council.
The housebuilder says the new homes would help to meet an “acute” need for housing in the area.
It is planning to build 159 three-bedroom houses, with the rest a mix of one-bedroom flats, two-bedroom flats and houses, and houses with four or five bedrooms.
Just over a third of the total would be “affordable” – available for social rent or shared-ownership schemes – in line with council requirements, according to planning documents.
To cut down noise from the M4, the new homes beside the motorway would be built in a series of long, three-storey blocks.Those flats and town houses would have closed-board timber fencing around their gardens, special glazing and no windows in “habitable” rooms facing the motorway, according to the plans.
The developers say the only neighbours who would be affected are people with homes at Lyde Green Farm, which has already been converted for housing.
They say in their application: “The residents of Lyde Green Farm have been engaged through the process to ensure that their concerns and views are taken into consideration in the final design.”
The development would come with parking spaces for 813 cars and 119 bikes.
A village green and community orchard is planned between Henfield Road and the farm buildings, along with green corridors to protect the Dramway footpath and cycle path.
The plans state that an access road would be built to the Avon Ring Road and the development would be served by a public transport ‘bus loop’ through the site and along Henfield Road.
“The vision is to create a development sensitive to the setting of the listed buildings at Lyde Green Farm, linking to the wider Emersons Green East site but retaining its own ‘village’ character,” the application states.
The council intends to decide on the application, P19/1275/F, by early June.