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Patchway residents are being asked their views on plans to convert the site of a former pub into new affordable housing.

We've unveiled plans to turn the former Travellers Rest pub off Gloucester Road into 27 affordable apartments. The pub closed after the first Covid lockdown in 2020 and has been boarded up, and the site empty for the past two years after owners Greene King concluded there is no demand for it to reopen. Now we're asking for people’s views on its proposals to build an apartment block on the site, before we submit a planning application for the development.

Our provisional plans for the one acre site for a mix of one and two bedroom apartments in a single block made up of two and three storey components. The plans include 34 parking spaces, landscaping and planting of new trees to increase privacy.

Senior land manager Patrick Jenkins said:

We know there is significant demand for more affordable housing across South Gloucestershire, with more than 4,500 households currently waiting on the council’s housing list. A large number of those are in need of one bedroom-homes, so this development offers us a chance to meet that demand through the construction of a modern, affordable apartment block on a brownfield site. We’d like to hear people’s views about the plans and are.

Learn more and share your views on this link -

The consultation will end on 22 April. We will then consider the responses before submitting its plans to South Gloucestershire Council later in the year.

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