Image above - from left to right: Curo Senior Development Manager Francesca Topazio, Darren Jones MP, Curo Managing Director Gerraint Oakley and Technical Manager Peter Haywood at Holly House, Corbet Close
Bristol North West MP Darren Jones visited Curo’s site at Corbet Close in Lawrence Weston last week to find out more about the organisation’s plans to build 57 much-needed new affordable homes in the area.
The local MP was accompanied on the site visit by Curo Managing Director, Gerraint Oakley, and the project team.
The development will provide one, two and three bedroom homes for social and affordable rent, as well as a number of homes for shared ownership.
Curo submitted its planning application in August and is anticipating the new homes could be completed by the end of 2021 if granted consent by Bristol City Council.
Corbet Close along with Curo’s other proposed development in Lawrence Weston - for 128 homes at Henacre Road - could see the addition of 185 new homes in total for the area, of which 95 will be affordable housing.
Mr Jones said: “These developments will help more families from Lawrence Weston to stay in or return to the community they love and where they grew up.
“I am pleased that more than half of the new homes proposed by Curo will be available as affordable housing - these homes will benefit people who are on the council’s housing list.
“I grew up in Lawrence Weston and I’m delighted to see investment in housing in this area – these developments and others like it will not only create new housing that is urgently needed in Bristol, they’ll also deliver growth in the local economy. Housing Associations are key partners in delivering our city’s target of 2,000 new homes per year by 2020.”
Gerraint Oakley said: “We’re keen to work with the council and other partners to create even more new housing in Bristol and look forward to be able to start building both at Henacre Road and Corbet Close.
“We’d like to thank Darren Jones MP for taking the time to visit our site and find out more about our developments which will benefit the whole area - including our existing tenants at Corbet Close, who will enjoy better external communal areas, improved security and amenities.”