Anstey's Road
location marker icon Hanham, South Gloucestershire

Have your say on the future of the Anstey’s Road site

Homes England is bringing forward a new neighbourhood at the former Kleeneze site

As a government agency, Homes England has responsibility for accelerating new residential development, to help meet the much recognised local and national need for new homes, improve neighbourhoods and grow communities. Homes England is committed to helping unlock land where the market will not, to get more homes built where they are needed – homes that are both affordable and suitable.

The Anstey’s Road site in Hanham is a previously developed ‘brownfield’ site close to Hanham High Street and it has been vacant for many years. Although Tesco received planning consent in 2013 for a supermarket, it has not happened. Homes England has therefore stepped in, acquiring the site in early 2020 to actively support new homes for Hanham.

We aim to rejuvenate this disused brownfield site by creating a vibrant new community with much-needed homes, including affordable homes, and provide excellent walking and cycling links into Hanham High Street.

Key aspects of the scheme include:

  • a variety of homes for local people, reflecting local need
  • flexible floorspace for community/employment needs
  • a central public open space
  • high-quality design
  • connecting with Hanham High Street, supporting the local economy
  • sustainability, encouraging walking and cycling
  • great placemaking, in keeping with the character of an urban village

Our plan is to deliver something special for Hanham and we would love to hear from the local community to find out what you think.

Consultation Process

Thank you to everyone that attended our digital consultation event on Thursday 17 June to launch the start of our consultation on the plans. Due to prevailing restrictions and our need to protect attendees and our team, a digital public consultation event was held. This event provided the opportunity for attendees to meet our team online, learn about the proposals, ask questions and share their views with us. To access the presentation slides from the event, please click the button below.

A recording of this event will be posted on this website shortly for those who were unable to attend or would like to watch back the event. If you know of anyone who does not have online access and would like to be sent a hard-copy of the presentation slides, please let us know.

We have also sent a leaflet to residents in the surrounding area to inform them of the plans along with a feedback form. Display boards containing details of the plans will also be available for the local community to view in different local venues. A Frequently Asked Questions section will also be added to this website.

Key project milestones

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Site acquired by Homes England
February 2020
Previous Milestone

Homes England purchases the site in order to bring forward plans for new homes.

A highly experienced multi-disciplinary team led by BDP are appointed
Summer 2020
Previous Milestone

Their brief, from Homes England, is to produce a strong, well designed, market-facing masterplan and secure an outline planning permission.

Masterplanning
September 2020 – May 2021
Previous Milestone

Our multi-disciplinary team works up a masterplan for the site that provides a framework to guide development. As part of the masterplanning process, detailed feedback from developers was sought to understand their ambitions and robustly test the commercial viability of plans. This is important to ensure that what Homes England receive outline planning consent for will be built – i.e., the masterplan can stand the test of time. It also ensures that the public financial investment, made to deliver the site, is protected.

Draft Masterplan published for consultation
June 2021
Current Milestone

A Draft Masterplan of the Anstey’s Road site is published for public consultation.

Enabling works
Summer 2021
Upcoming Milestone

Site enabling works will be required to clear and prepare the site.

Outline planning application submission
Late Summer / Early Autumn 2021
Upcoming Milestone

An outline planning application will be submitted to South Gloucestershire Council, who will decide if the principle of the development is acceptable. If outline planning permission is given, it will be subject to a Section 106 agreement, which will set out development obligations on the developer, which will include 35% affordable housing.

Marketing the site for a development partner
Winter 2021
Upcoming Milestone

With the enabling works complete and outline planning permission secured, Homes England will market the site to bring a development partner on board.

Homes England to appoint development partner
Summer 2022
Upcoming Milestone

In early 2022, Homes England hope to appoint a development partner who will build the new homes proposed, subject to Reserved Matters planning permission. Our development partner will build the scheme out under a building lease. Unlike a usual landowner, Homes England stays involved throughout the development process to ensure the homes are built to the necessary standards and the integrity and design/management principles of the original masterplan are maintained. The freehold is not released until individual plots are sold or a body is appointed to manage the site.

Reserved Matters planning application submission
Autumn 2022
Upcoming Milestone

Our development partner will work up the fine grain detail of the scheme in line with the original masterplan and submit a Reserved Matters planning application. This will determine matters such as the detailed design of the homes and public spaces. Further public consultation will be undertaken at this stage.

Construction begins
Summer 2023
Upcoming Milestone

Subject to Reserved Matters planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council, we hope that work could start on site in Spring 2023.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about the plans or community engagement process, please get in touch using the details below.

Email: [email protected]

Freephone: 0800 25 45 185

Freepost address: Freepost Middlemarch Consultation (no further address details or stamps required).