Southmead regeneration

Southmead regeneration and new homes

Where new homes are being built in Southmead, what improvements are being made in the area and how we’re supporting them.

The Community Plan for Southmead was published in 2015 by the Southmead Development Trust, a charity run by and for local residents. 

The community plan identified:

  • a need for more housing 
  • a need for improved community facilities
  • areas that could be improved

We helped the Southmead Development Trust and other local organisations develop the Southmead Masterplan to ensure successful regeneration of the area. The masterplan sets out how central Southmead, including Glencoyne Square and Arnside, will be improved.

We’ll support these improvements by:

  • selling land we own in central Southmead to local community partners, such as the Southmead Development Trust and the United Communities housing association, for new housing and community facilities
  • using a £3.6 million grant from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to make improvements to drainage, highways and public spaces at Glencoyne Square and Arnside 

The first major work is to regenerate Glencoyne Square, including building up to 120 new homes. 

This work is being managed by the Southmead Development Trust and the United Communities housing association. They intend to submit a planning application in September 2019.

More information is on the Southmead Development Trust website