South Bristol Housing Zone

South Bristol Housing Zone

What the South Bristol Housing Zone is and what is happening at each site.

What the South Bristol Housing Zone is

The South Bristol Housing Zone is part of a government programme to use brownfield land to increase housing supply. Brownfield land is previously developed land that has the potential to be redeveloped.

The housing zone includes sites at:

  • Filwood Park
  • Hengrove Park and Hartcliffe Campus
  • Fulford Road 
  • Former Florence Brown School
  • Marksbury Road College Site
  • Kingsweir and Torpoint  

The Bristol Local Plan and Site Allocations sets out what’s being considered for each site in the South Bristol Housing Zone. 

The Local Plan allocates 26,400 homes to be built across Bristol between 2006 and 2026. 8,000 of these are in South Bristol. We’re revising the Local Plan to deliver 33,500 new homes by 2036, including 11,000 in South Bristol.  

Filwood Park

Barrett Homes are building 150 new homes on this brownfield site at the southern end of Filwood Broadway.

Planning was submitted in November 2012 (reference 12/05289/M) and building started in 2017. The houses are due to be completed in 2019. The Barratt Homes website has more information about the homes available. 

Hengrove Park and Hartcliffe Campus

We have planning applications for new homes on two brownfield sites in South Bristol:

  • Hengrove Park (phase 2) is for up to 1500 homes, and supporting uses and infrastructure
  • Hartcliffe Campus is for up to 350 homes

More information about the plans for Hengrove and Hartcliffe

Fulford Road

This land was the former Whitehouse Centre and school on Fulford Road. We’re considering the site as an alternative location for St Bernadette’s Rugby Football Club, which is currently based at Hengrove Park. We’re working with the club to design new facilities. 

Former Florence Brown School

The site of the former school, to the west of Leinster Avenue, is owned by the council and has been allocated for building houses. Details are in the Site Allocations document (reference BSA1115).

Kingswear Road and Torpoint Road 

These sites are covered in the Site Allocations document under reference BSA1124. 

The Kingswear Road site has been set aside for building new council homes.

A planning application for the Torpoint Road site, accessed from Lynton Road, was submitted in 2013 (reference 13/04196/F). LiveWest developed the site in 2015, building 71 new affordable homes. 

Marksbury Road College site 

This former college site, previously owned by Homes England, was allocated within the BCC adopted Site Allocations document (reference BSA1111).

Homes England submitted an outline application in December 2012 (12/05581/P). The Oasis Academy on Marksbury Road was then built.

Linden Homes submitted another application (reference 16/02933/M) in May 2016 for 75 houses. The development is called ‘Malago’. All the houses have been built and sold.