M7 Planning Limited and Stonewater Housing Association have teamed up to progress a planning application for land at Pineapple Farm for up to 90 dwellings (including 30% housing), public open space and the retention of an ecological buffer along the boundary of the site. The land is located east of Congresbury, in a sustainable and accessible location.
Why are we submitting a planning application now?
The North Somerset area has a significant shortfall in housing delivery when measured against the Local Plan targets. As members of the housing development community we see the consequences of this with rising, unsatisfied demand and a growing disparity between house prices and affordability. Our proposal provides an appropriate response to this for the scale, location and facilities available in Congresbury, with the aim of providing new housing opportunities in the community you love, for you, your children or grandchildren and new residents, strengthening diversity and vitality.
This website provides an opportunity for residents, businesses and organisations to learn about our draft proposals and our intentions to submit an outline application to North Somerset Council soon.
At the bottom of this website page you will find a short questionnaire. Please leave us your thoughts, which will be considered prior to making the application.
Who is Stonewater Housing Association?
Stonewater is a social housing provider, with a mission to deliver high quality affordable homes to people who need them most. We manage around 32,000 homes in England for over 65,000 customers, including affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation such as retirement and supported living schemes for older and vulnerable people, young people’s foyers and women’s refuges. Stonewater will be responsible for delivering the affordable housing element of the scheme.
Who is M7 Planning?
M7 Planning is an expert advisor and professional investor in land and property. Achieving planning permission is at the heart of what we do; we carefully manage each aspect of the process providing a tailored approach for each site we take on. We are passionate about design, placemaking and delivering much needed housing in sustainable locations.
The site is located to the east of Congresbury, with access from Mulberry Road to the south which in turn takes its access from Park Road, linking to Brinsea Road. The study area measures approximately 3.3 hectares (8.18 acres) of agricultural land under the ownership of people local to the area.
Pineapple Farm is a significant opportunity, within an exceptional location, for a sustainable new housing scheme.
A number of complimentary factors demonstrate the opportunities of why housing should be allowed here:
With the help of our consultant team, we are formulating our proposals to deliver a high-quality housing scheme. We want to create a high quality, sustainable new living environment, based around a fully integrated new community with new homes that are accessible to everyone.
Throughout the design process each member of the team provides their specialist advice and input to ensure that the scheme responds positively to its surroundings, considering the constraints. The Vision is:
The site is located in an accessible and sustainable location adjacent to a recently constructed residential area to the south east completed by Strongvox.
Initial access design work has been completed by our consultant MBC. Vehicular and pedestrian access is proposed to be constructed over the field access from Mulberry Road, which is complimented by the provision of a network of footpaths within the site, connecting to the existing Public Right of Way to the north west.
The closest bus stops to the site are located on Brinsea Road at approximately 400m walking distance, providing the A2, local service. The X1 Weston Super Mare to Bristol Bus Station service stops at Station Road (approximately 1.4km walking distance), with services every 15 minutes during the day.
The nearest railway station is Yatton, which is 2.5 miles to the north west and accessible on foot or via cycle.
Primary education is available at St Andrews C Of E Primary School, approximately 1km to the north west of the site. Secondary education is available at Churchill Academy, which is within easy reach by bus.
The nearest convenience store to the site is located on The Precinct, Brinsea Rd, which is around a 300m walk from the site. There are also additional facilities including doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, pubs/restaurants and hairdressers within 1km from the site.
Pedestrian & cycle link to local amenities.
Vehicular access from Mulberry Road
We are currently at the stage of preparing an Outline Planning Application to submit to North Somerset Council. An “Outline Planning Application” will seek to establish whether the scale and nature of a proposed development is acceptable to the local planning authority, before a fully detailed proposal is put forward as part of a “Reserved Matters Application”.
Prior to submitting the application, we wish to engage with the community to understand local views and considerations that will positively assist in the formulation of our plans. Whether you are in favour of, or opposed to new housing on this site, please tell us why.
A summary of the feedback received through this consultation will be provided in a Statement of Community Involvement, which will form part of our planning application to North Somerset Council.
Our consultation period is now closed. We thank you for your time in visiting this presentation.