DEVELOPERS behind plans for more than 150 homes in Yate say they have taken local concerns on board. 

Alder King, on behalf of BDW Trading Limited, have submitted a hybrid planning application to South Gloucestershire Council for 153 new homes at Leechpool, North Yate.

The application for the properties, which would be bordered to the east and south by Ladden Garden Village, is split into two parts.

Firstly, an application has been made for full planning permission for 145 dwellings plus access points (vehicle, pedestrian and cycle), a public open space, play areas and other infrastructure.

Secondly, there is an outline planning permission application for eight self-build residential units with related infrastructure and landscaping.

These plans, submitted to SGC two weeks ago, come following a consultation period with Yate Town Council plus residents, who gave feedback on their initial concerns.

BDW Trading say they listened to the comments made before submitting this application at the site, which is currently a single field measuring over 6.5 hectares and was allocated for development, forming part of the new neighbourhood being delivered at North Yate. 

According to planning documents, the properties, which include houses, flats and maisonettes, are set to be a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms with 54 of them to be classed as affordable while others would be sold on the open market.

In total there would also be 310 parking spaces, with 288 being for the occupants and a further 22 for visitors  some of the properties could have garages while others could have bays.

A planning document read: "Local residents and stakeholders were given the opportunity to offer feedback on the proposals during the public consultation through a number of channels.

"The majority of comments made about the proposals during the public consultation were about an expected increase in traffic due to the development.

"The main comments included the need for more footpaths/cycle paths across North Yate New Neighbourhood as a whole, the additional traffic in Yate more generally plus the condition of the roads across the wider development due to construction traffic.

"Residents were happy that our masterplan created a low-speed neighbourhood and said that more needed to be done across the wider site to create a low-speed environment, including introducing a 20mph speed limit.

"Respondents were also concerned about the number and sizes of the homes proposed.

"Those that were concerned said that they understood there was a need for market housing but also wanted a significant number of affordable homes to enable local residents to afford to stay close to where they grew up in North Yate.

"Some residents felt that there were too many new homes proposed and a number of services were needed in the wider North Yate New Neighbourhood development ahead of further housing.

"All comments received from the public and stakeholders have been reviewed and, where possible, we have made amendments to the proposals.

"Since the consultation the plans have seen a reduction from the previously proposed 161 homes to 155 homes (and now 153 homes)."

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