Bellway gets the green light to start work on Cribbs Causeway development

Bellway has been given the go ahead to build 382 new homes as part of a major regeneration scheme on the northern edge of Bristol.

The housebuilder is teaming up with fellow developer Taylor Wimpey to deliver 760 homes on land off Cribbs Causeway.

As well as new housing, the joint venture will bring an investment of £12.5 million in local services such education and highways.

Bellway’s part of the scheme, to be known as Berwick Green, has been approved by South Gloucestershire District Council and will feature a mix of two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses.

Construction work on the first homes is set to start on site later this year.

Tim Lund, Sales Director for Bellway South West, said: “This is a project which will create a brand new neighbourhood on the edge of Bristol and deliver a major investment in the area. We take pride in improving areas and creating opportunities for local residents, and we believe that is exactly what our Berwick Green development will do.

“There’s an urgent need to address the shortfall in the UK’s housing supply, and demand is particularly high in Bristol, one of the country’s fastest growing and most desirable cities.

“Our partnership with Taylor Wimpey will enable us to meet this challenge by delivering hundreds of new homes in a key location just off the M5 and within a 30-minute drive of the city centre.

“The joint venture will allow us to work at pace without compromising on the expert craftsmanship and attention to detail that we are renowned for. As two large and experienced developers, we will be able to work expertly alongside each other to build the high quality housing that the area deserves.”

Berwick Green will be situated just nine miles from Bristol city centre, a five-minute drive from the Mall at Cribbs Causeway and with excellent links to both the M5 and Bristol Parkway station.