Brighter Places is working with Ambition Lawrence Weston (ALW) to develop a former Bristol City Council site which has been vacant for some time following the demolition of 16 post-war council houses.
Tenure 26 affordable rent, 2 shared ownership
Practical completion Projected December 2023
This project will deliver 36 homes, 28 of which will be owned and managed by Brighter Places. A further 6 homes will be managed by Brighter Places on behalf of ALW. Two self-build plots will be made available to meet the requirements of the Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Plan.
Ambition Lawrence Weston (ALW)
What makes this scheme different?
This development has put residents at the heart of the design and development process. After several years of working with the community, a planning application was submitted to Bristol City Council in July 2019. The journey through planning was a rocky one but in the end the scheme won full support of the planning committee and was granted approval in April 2021.
How will this scheme benefit the community?
The scheme will use a local lettings policy to help remove barriers for local people so that those who have a connection with Lawrence Weston will get priority.
1, 2 and 3 bed homes will be available as a mix of shared ownership and affordable rent, improving housing choice in an area which has otherwise quite limited variety. Central to the scheme is a communal landscaped area to encourage residents to come together.
Profits arising from the ALW owned homes will be used to help fund future community projects around Lawrence Weston.
Homes available for rent will be let through Bristol City Council’s choice-based letting scheme, HomeChoice.
Homes available for shared ownership will be sold via Help to Buy South.