An exciting new community coming to land off Minsmere Rd, Keynsham.
Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Keynsham.
We are preparing proposals for 70 new homes at Minsmere Road on the Chandag estate, Keynsham, before submitting a planning application to B&NES Council.
Our proposals include a mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties. To support the council’s ambition for more affordable housing, 30% will be affordable homes. This will provide an excellent choice for all buyers, from working professionals and young couples to growing families or downsizers.
Our plans for the site would deliver a high-quality scheme that, if approved, will provide much-needed new homes in Keynsham.
History of the site
We previously consulted on plans for 80 homes on the site in 2017, holding a public exhibition event with nearly 100 people in attendance to see the plans and meet the project team. There was positive engagement from local people and councillors, which was very helpful in shaping our plans. The main issues ranged from the impact of traffic, housing design to the effects of construction. These issues are addressed in these new proposals.
Since we last engaged on the proposals, B&NES Council has proposed to allocate the site for new homes in its Local Plan Partial Update. We are committed to working with the council to bring forward this site as quickly as possible if our planning application is approved.
Our site is a short walk away from the A4 Bath Road, providing easy access to sustainable transport options. Bristol and Bath can be reached quickly via bus or bike, discouraging private car use. We are fully committed to playing our part in combatting the Climate Emergency, which was declared by B&NES Council in 2019. As part of our proposals, we will make significant contributions to the improvement of local sustainable transport, rather than upgrading road capacity. We will support the council in its plans to upgrade bus stop facilities on the A4, cycle parking, improved bus services within Keynsham and more widely, and deliver safer cycling provision on the Chandag estate.
Nearby, accessible green space for communities is important to us. We are committed to respecting and enhancing local green space and biodiversity. We will ensure that the local nature reserve that borders the site to the east will be unaffected by our plans. The existing Public Right of Way from Minsmere Road to the countryside east of the site will remain in place.
We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities, so that people are proud to call them homes. We regularly invest in the areas we build through local improvements and good causes across our sites. Click here to see the full plan.