Curo bought 10.2 acres of land in Lawrence Weston from Bristol City Council in February 2018. The site, located at the back of Long Cross and Henacre Road, between Kings Weston Lane and the skate park, could provide up to 128 new homes, including 30% affordable housing for social rent and Shared Ownership.
Aerial view of proposed development
Creating thriving mixed communities
Henacre is one of three sites identified for vital new housing in the Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Plan and could make a significant contribution to the affordable housing stock, enabling more local families to stay in the area.
The proposals have been developed by Curo in consultation with the resident-driven organisation Ambition Lawrence Weston, Bristol Urban Design Forum and Bristol City Council’s affordable housing team.
The development consists of a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4-bed homes, the majority of which are 2 and 3-bedroom houses (110 homes), in response to the local housing need as outlined in the Lawrence Weston Housing Needs Study.
High quality public spaces
Aside from delivering much-needed new homes in integrated communities, the development could bring improvements to the existing infrastructure with new zebra crossings and bus shelters on Kings Weston Lane and Long Cross. A generous extent of open green space and high quality public areas that are safe and secure are also being proposed, alongside the retention and enhancement of existing pedestrian and cycle routes through site.
On Thursday 22 March, Curo hosted a public exhibition at the Lawrence Weston Baptist Church to give local residents the opportunity to view and comment on the plans. If you've missed the exhibition, you can still see the proposals below. You will also be able to submit your feedback to Bristol City Council through the formal planning process once the application is submitted.