Plans for 57 new affordable homes on show in Lawrence Weston

Housing association and house-builder Curo will be showcasing proposals to build up to 57 new affordable homes at Corbet Close in Lawrence Weston, Bristol. Local people will have the chance to view and comment on the proposals at the public exhibition that will take placeWednesday 14th March from 3pm to 7pm at Curo’s Holly House office, Corbet Close BS11 0TA.

Curo plan to provide up to 13 apartments by converting their office block at Holly House, with an additional 17 flats to be delivered on the Long Cross pub site and up to 27 houses and maisonettes to be built on the land of the former Rockwell care home.

Alongside providing much-needed new homes for local people and families, the redevelopment plans will also benefit Curo’s existing tenants at Holly House by delivering increased security for the area and creating a more thriving and sustainable community. The existing footpath that runs through the site at Holly House will be widened and lit, making it both more accessible and secure.

All the new homes at Corbet Close will be available for social and affordable rent and to purchase through the low cost home ownership scheme, Shared Ownership.

The redevelopment of Corbet Close is part of Curo’s wider investment in the area. The housing association is also proposing to build up to 128 new homes, including 30% affordable, on the land to the back of Long Cross and Henacre Road. A separate public exhibition will be held by Curo at the end of March to gather feedback on these plans.

Lawrence Weston ward councillor, Matthew Melias, said: “I welcome Curo’s commitment to build up to 185 homes in Lawrence Weston, both at Corbet Close and on the Henacre land. This is a much needed investment for the area that will hopefully make it possible for some of the young professionals who grew up in Lawrence Weston and were forced out by rising house prices to return.”

Mark Pepper, development manager for the community group Ambition Lawrence Weston, said: “It’s a long time since Lawrence Weston has seen such investment in new housing and we hope it will enable more local people to stay in the area. Curo’s proposals are showing high-quality, warm homes that will make good use of some of the underutilised land in Lawrence Weston to create new housing for local families.”