Public Consultation on development for Homes England at Kings Down, Bridgwater

A public consultation event is to be held at the Kings Down Pavilion, Kings Drive, Bridgwater on Tuesday 20th February 5.00pm – 7.30pm, to invite feedback from the local community on the proposed housing development at King’s Down, Bridgwater.

See below to view the information panels from the event and to take part in the survey.

The 2Ha site is located within the North East Bridgwater regeneration and urban extension site, and is part of the redevelopment of the former Innovia Films cellophane factory site which closed in 2005.

The site has outline planning consent for employment uses as part of the regeneration and urban extension plan, however has been purchased by Homes England as part of the Accelerated Delivery Programme. Homes England aims to deliver open market and affordable housing for the area.

Homes England is a public body with a remit to facilitate the delivery of sufficient new homes and promote a sustained improvement in affordability. They appointed planning and urban design consultants Peter Brett Associates (PBA) and LHC Architecture + Urbanism to develop a masterplan for the site.

The site layout has been carefully developed with regard to the character of the surrounding area and the site constraints. The scheme will provide approximately 80 dwellings, with a range of house types including a high proportion of 1, 2 and 3 bed homes to meet the identified local need. 30% of the dwellings within the scheme will be affordable. The site is in a sustainable location, close to existing employment facilities, local schools and is highly accessible from the M5 and Junction 23.

The feedback gathered at the exhibition will be used to help shape the design of the development before a planning application is submitted to Sedgemoor District Council.

Click here to view consultation panels.

Click here to take part in the feedback questionnaire.
The consultation period will be open until 9 March