Local Development Proposals

What’s Happening At The Moment

HAVE YOUR SAY: KWA believe that residents should be kept informed about potential changes to the area, have access to clear information and ample opportunity to engage and influence plans.

Health ParkOPEN consultation on what could happen with the land. LIVE until NOVEMBER 22nd 2021.https://healthparkhomes.com
Old Swimming PoolPlanning Application submitted (for 29 homes).
PUBLIC COMMENTS OPEN until 26th November 2021. Have your say, comment via Planning Portal. Ref: 21/05652/F
Planning Portal (BCC)
Inns Court/Youth ZoneProposed Youth Zone (youth facilities). Local face-to-face consultation planned for early December dates tbc (likely 6th & 7th Dec). Online public consultation will run from 6 to 12 December 2021 Proposed follow up meeting with Council officers and Cllrs for January (dates tbc). Developer (OnSide) intending to submit a full Planning Application in at the end of January 2022. Business Case going to Bristol City Council Cabinet February 2022.Adam Poyner: OnSide Youth Zones EMAIL: enquiries@onsideyouthzone.org
Secondary SchoolFull Planning Application submitted Autumn 2021 – REF: 21/05629/M 
PROPOSAL: Approval of Reserved Matters relating to appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for a new secondary school in accordance with outline planning permission 19/04881/P. |  OPEN for public comment until 24th November 2021
Western Slopes/LovellsPlanning Application submitted Summer 2021 (for 157 homes). Planning portal closed 2nd November 2021. COMMENTS CAN STILL BE SUBMITTED prior to the Planning committee meeting. REF: 21/05164/F. Developer = LovellsLINK TO PLANNING PORTAL
Old CinemaSecond round of consultation is DUE Autumn/Winter 2021. Developer = Bristol City Council
Avril Baker: email: info@abc-pr.co.uk
Marshall WalkNext steps tbc (following Public Consultation summer 2021). Developer = Bristol City Council
Louise Brown Bristol City Council. Louise louise2.brown@bristol.gov.uk
KingswearNext steps tbc (following first wave of Public Consultation). Developer = Bristol City Council.
Avril Baker: email: info@abc-pr.co.uk
Broad PlainPlanning Application for housing (47 homes)- APPROVED – Autumn 2021. Developer = CUROCURO WEBSITE
Airport RoadPlanning Application APPROVED. Building underway, developer = BOKLOK. Due for completion end of 2022.www.boklokonthebrook.co.uk/

The Health Park (update Sept 2021)

Knowle West Health Park (Local Plan allocation
Working with a multi-disciplinary design team, Bristol City Council is bringing forward plans for Knowle West Health Park. Earlier this year, the council launched a consultation to understand the issues and aspirations of the community, setting out an initial vision for the site. Having considered the feedback from this consultation, the council is holding a more open conversation to explore what kind of development that the community could support at Knowle West Health Park before deciding what will form part of the plans. No further development work has occurred since the last consultation, as it was clear from feedback that further consultation was needed first.Stakeholder meeting 21st September.
Open Consultation starts 4th October -6 weeks
Public ExhibitionEngagement MethodsKey Contact/Info
Local residents are invited to drop-in sessions on 15th
(12pm – 4pm) and 18th (3pm – 7pm) October 2021 at
the Healthy Living Centre to speak to the design team
(with representatives from BCC, Stride Treglown and
Participatr). They have the opportunity to contribute
ideas to a static map and complete a paper survey, as
well as read background information on the project
Email to previous consul-tees, face to face exhibition drop in (staffed), website (interactive consultation space), advert in the Knowledge, stakeholder meeting online, exhibition boards in William Budd, the Dialysis Unit and KWHealthy Living Centre.Kieran Highman – Bristol City Council
Paul Erskine-Fox – Participatr

Further info: https://healthparkhomes.com/
1, 77% of respondents indicated a desire for better quality green
areas and parks
2. 61% of respondents indicated a desire for more
opportunities to improve health and well being
3. Key themes from written feedback included:
● A desire from local residents to preserve walking routes
and open spaces
● A desire to preserve the multi-use games area
● The area should be preserved to improve the well-being
of the local community
● Neighbouring ecological habitats and walking routes
(such as Novers Steps) should be preserved and not
encroached upon
● Infilling on car parks and unused areas elsewhere on the
site could be more suitable for development
A new Oasis Academy Secondary School – Daventry Road
SiteKey Contact/s Timeline
A new Oasis Academy in South Bristol Daventry Road, KnowleDepartment for Education, Bristol City Council, Oasis Community Learning and Wates.
Key contact: Chris Gilder, Wates, (Chris.Gilder@wates.co.uk) supported by Avril Baker, ABC. info@abc-pr.co.uk, 0117 977 2002 or m:0780 395 4120
Planning update and opportunity to ask questions prior to
submission of reserved matters application 20th August for x4 weeks
Public ExhibitionPublic Engagement MethodsMore Info
Exhibition at The Park from 26 August –
10 September . Staffed drop-in session on
8 September TIME: 3pm-6pm
1.Notification mailing and project flyer – mailed to 1070 nearby addresses and stakeholder groups and organisations
2.Additional flyers to be available in KWA venues and local libraries
3.Latest proposals & survey, contacts for further queries online at
4.Printed copies of material and survey forms available on request from ABC
5.Exhibition at The Park from 26 August –10 September . Staffed drop-in session on 8 September @ 3pm-6pm
6.Reference copies of exhibition boards and flyers sent to Knowle and Filwood libraries and KW Media Centre
7.Copies of flyers sent to other local community centres and libraries
8.Attending Knowle West Future Forum in September
9.Advert in the Knowledge (end of September)
The new Oasis Academy, on Daventry Road, will provide 900 additional school places for 11 to 16 year-olds; Oasis Community Learning will be the education provider. The project to build the school involves the Department for Education (DfE), Bristol City Council and Wates, the appointed contractors. The school project is funded by the DfE.

Following three rounds of public consultation in summer 2019, outline planning consent was secured for the school, in September 2020, as part of a hybrid planning application (19/04881/P) which included full planning consent for The Park’s new community centre.

The outline planning consent also agreed a series of additional arrangements for the school (parameter plans):
· Indicative height of a 2-3 storey building
· Area of development, including a multi-use games area (MUGA)
· Area of retained/enhanced playing fields
· Retention of playing fields with hybrid pitches (natural grass reinforced by synthetic fibres)
· Landscape zone, including trees to be removed and retained
· Access routes, parking and highway works
· Main vehicular school access into the school (during school hours) from Newquay Road/ Teignmouth Road and exiting from Daventry Road
· 58 car parking bays (5 visitor and 3 disabled) and storage for 200 cycles

More detailed plans for the new school are now being worked up before a further planning application (Reserved Matters Application) is submitted to the council in late September. This will seek approval for the detailed design and appearance of the school buildings including the layout, scale, materials and landscaping.

Key features of the current scheme:
· The new academy will be built on the footprint of the existing building, keeping the buildings on the north side of the site and maximising the outside space on the south side.
· The building shape has been made more efficient, shrinking the footprint and creating more outside space.
· The building is sympathetic to the scale of the surrounding buildings.
· The main hall and dining spaces are now located in the centre of the building, closer to the main entrance.
· The privacy of the residential areas is respected using existing landscaping and the location of the buildings on the site.
· The multi-use games area is located away from the site boundary
· The local community will be able to hire facilities, outside of school hours, for a range of activities and events.
More information on the proposals can be found at https://wates-tenders.co.uk/oap/

When the Park’s new community building is complete and they have moved into their new premises, remediation and demolition works will begin on the former Merrywood School.

The indicative forecast school building opening date is September 2024.