Planning update, September 2016

The Hignett Family Trust and Bloor Homes have been developing proposals for new homes at Sulis Down (land at Odd Down) since 2014. Sulis Down is allocated in the B&NES Core Strategy dated July 2014 for “around 300 dwellings”

During 2014 and 2015 The Hignett Family Trust and Bloor homes undertook a series of public consultation events in order to guide the proposals. The local community was consulted through a number of public exhibitions and community workshops, with over 150 people providing feedback at the first exhibition alone.

After careful consideration of the consultation responses, The Hignett Family Trust and Bloor Homes have decided to undertake a further phase of public consultation that will aim to gauge local views and reflect current planning policies for the site. It is their intention to focus initially on preparing a detailed planning application for the western part of Sulis Down only and will be consulting on the plans for the area to the west of Sulis Manor during the Autumn of 2016, with a view to having a planning application ready to submit by early 2017. Once a date has been discussed with B&NES they will write to the community with details of this event.