Lower Knowle, Bristol

This derelict site was purchased by us jointly with the Silverwood Partnership from the Methodist Church, on an unconditional basis without planning consent.

Following extensive consultation with Ward Councillors, Local Community Groups, surrounding residents and planning officers, a detailed planning application was made for redevelopment to provide 22 apartments.

The planning officers were concerned that the redevelopment of the site would result in the loss of a local community facility. Following discussions with local groups and ward councillors we were able to overcome these objections, by agreeing to a contribution to the provision of other facilities off site.

The planning application was approved and the site was sold to David Mclean Homes for development on a joint venture basis.