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Public exhibition will show plans for 47 new affordable homes in Filwood, Bristol



Image above: Partial street elevation sketch of the proposed development

Housing association Curo has announced it proposes to build up to 47 new affordable homes at Broadbury Road in Filwood, Bristol.

A public exhibition will be held on Wednesday 3 July to share the proposals and enable local residents to give their views. The consultation will take place between 3-7pm at the Broad Plain House social club, opposite the police station on Broadbury Road, BS4 1JT.

The 100% affordable housing scheme could deliver 25 houses and 22 flats and maisonettes with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms – of these, 37 homes would be available to purchase via the Shared Ownership scheme, while the remainder ten homes would be let on social rent through the Council’s choice-based lettings system, HomeChoice.

The development would provide a majority of Shared Ownership homes in response to the local housing demand, which highlights a need for this type of affordable homeownership product, offered on a part-buy/part-rent basis for local people who qualify. People interested in Shared Ownership can register their interest and check their eligibility at www.helptobuysouth.co.uk.

Curo Chief Executive, Victor da Cunha, says: “We’re pleased to announce another 100% affordable housing scheme in Bristol, the third in just 18 months.

We’ve developed the proposals in consultation with Bristol City Council (BCC) and local stakeholders and now we want to hear from the community; please come along to the exhibition to let us know what you think.”

The Broad Plain House social club will not be affected by the development plans and will remain in place for local residents to continue to enjoy into the future. Curo’s plans also include sufficient parking provision for new residents on site, in line with BCC’s policy.

Subject to planning permission, Curo could start building works in June next year and complete the development by mid-2021.

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