Developer reveals plan for up to 100 new homes off Charlton Road, Keynsham

Published on: 05 Feb 2016

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February 2016

A developer has given residents the first look at plans to create a new estate of up to 100 homes to the south of Keynsham.

The 4.3-hectare site, bordered by Charlton Road and Parkhouse Lane, is soon to be the subject of a planning application by Bloor Homes, which held a public information event in the centre of town on January 28.

The parcel of former green-belt land was earmarked for housing in Bath and North East Somerset Council’s core strategy and a Bloor Homes representative said the firm hopes to be able to submit plans to the council in March. If permission is granted then building work could start by the end of the year, he said.

Information boards at the event showed that vehicles would access the site via a simple T-junction off Charlton Road, while the existing 60mph speed limit on the route could be lowered past the entrance to the development.

The estate, which would include affordable homes, would generate one extra vehicle per minute during peak hours, the developer estimates, while new bus stops would be installed on Charlton Road.

Existing hedgerows will be retained, the plans showed, with improvements to one running along Charlton Road, while a badger sett and bat corridors would be retained.

Pedestrian routes would link the new estate to the neighbouring Persimmon Homes site, where plans are being drawn up for another 100 homes off Charlton Road, and the Bilbie Green site that is currently under construction. Footpaths would also provide access to Abbotts Wood with allotments and open spaces also included in the designs.

Residents were invited to share their views on the plans at the event before Bloor Homes submits its proposal to the council, when a formal public consultation will be held.

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