Blackberry Park

Park Lane, Coalpit Heath, Bristol, BS36 2TA
Welcome to our community website supporting our proposals for new homes and public open space on land east of Park Lane, Coalpit Heath.

Overview

Barratt Homes have been promoting land at Blackberry Park for development for a sustained period of time. Following initial Outline Planning refusal, the revised Outline application was won at appeal in September 2018 following the Inspector’s decision to allow the scheme.

The refined proposals, representing a significantly reduced amount of built development, include the following:

    •  Up to 215 homes
    • Large areas of public open space
    • A greater retention of the existing hedgerow network
    • The provision of allotments and informal community orchards, encouraging healthy lifestyles and facilitating local food production.

Blackberry Park comprises of the following units on the open market

    • 2 beds (Kenley)
    • 3 beds (Maidstone, Moresby)
    • 4 beds (Kingsley, Alderney, Woodcote, Radleigh and more)

Click here to see what we currently have for sale.

Blackberry Park Site Plan

About the Site

The application site is approximately 15 hectares and is located directly to the south of Frampton Cotterell, in Coalpit Heath.

Its boundaries are defined by existing built development to the north and west; with the residential streets of Blackberry Drive, St Saviour’s Drive and the recent Barratt development of the Meads to the north. The northern half of the western boundary of the site is defined by Park Lane, with existing properties on the western side fronting the road and overlooking the site. The southern half of the western boundary is defined by a field which falls outside the application site and will be retained in its current use.

The landform of the dry valley is a key landscape character defining element running north – south through the centre of the site. It forms a strong containing feature along with the railway embankment, a large physical barrier at approximately 25m above and across the valley floor.

Blackberry Park Location

Our Plans

A Reserved Matters planning application was approved in June 2019 for the erection of 215 dwellings with landscaping and associated works, including  35% affordable housing.

The site has since undergone a replan of the eastern parcel. The 108 unit Reserved Matters application was approved in September 2020 – the approved layout is opposite. The western parcel remains the same and is being constructed. The layout can be viewed in the ‘Overview’ tab.

A range of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes are available on the open market. Follow this link to access the Barratt Sales website and see our latest homes for sale.

Blackberry Park Replan Layout

Construction Update – May 2021

    • The first units on Phase 2 have been released for sale. Foundations are progressing well.

Sales

    • Strict guidelines are in place as a result of Covid-19. Visitors are invited on an appointment only basis. Desks have been extended to allow for 2 metre distancing and there are protective screens on desks.  All visitors to site must wear a mask and gloves, and use hand sanitiser, all of which can be provided.
    • Appointments can also be through Zoom or WhatsApp.
    • Viewing on site is restricted to after 4 pm, when the trades have left. There are no weekend viewings.
    • Viewings can also be arranged virtually where sales personnel walk around the site/plots with a gimble attached to their phones, videoing the area.  These can be in real time or videos can be pre-recorded and sent to customers.
Blackberry Park Showhomes

Customer Care Update

    • Work within customers’ homes can continue
    • Customer Care are currently accepting emails only as staff are working remotely and not in the office, with a service level response time of 5 days
    • Subject fields in the email describing the query as ‘Emergency’ shall be picked up sooner
    • The out of hours contact details are still current
Customer Care

Artwork

This forthcoming creative commission by artists Adam Blencowe and Thor ter Kulve is associated with a new development of 215 homes, open space and infrastructure on 15 hectares of undulating arable farmland east of Park Lane in Coalpit Heath. Coalpit Heath is one of a cluster of three villages with Winterbourne and Frampton Cotterell, located about 8 miles north of Bristol. The project is funded by the developer, Barratt Homes, through a section 106 planning obligation. The artists will create a site specific permanent artwork that responds to the industrial history of the local area; Coalpit Heath was founded as a coal mining settlement.

As part of their research the artists held a free creative workshop at the local primary school for families to make their own seat in a day. This enabled them to meet local residents, gather information about the local area to inform their design, and meet those potentially interested in participating in the project as it unfolds.

Adam and Thor have designed a circular seat to be built into the sloping central open space of the site. The design will use the natural contours of the ground to create a resting place. The seat will have a series of textured ceramic tiles fixed to a Corten steel frame. The shape of the artwork references the drumlins which often occur in areas where mining has historically taken place. Following a meeting with a member of the South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group, the artists named the project Blackberry Scratch after the technique of mining coal simply by scratching away the surface; this method was used locally around Coalpit Heath.

Blackberry Park Artwork

TILE MAKING WORKSHOP

Join a free workshop to make a ceramic tile for a new public artwork in Coalpit Heath.

Artists Adam Blencowe and Thor ter Kulve will lead groups of up to 8 participants (including parents/carers) in a two hour class to individually produce clay tiles using just their hands. Once fired these tiles will form the surface on the artwork, a new circular seat to be installed near the new play area at Blackberry Park later in 2021. All are welcome but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and tick­ets must be pre-booked.

26th & 27th June 2021

Fired Up Ceramics Studio, Unit 54, Beeches Industrial Estate, Waverley Road, Yate, Bristol BS37 5QR

To take part please book a slot on our events page:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tile-making-workshop-tickets-156216498753

Q – What schools are in the area?

Watermore Primary School, Ofsted rating ‘outstanding’

 

Q – Where are the nearest transport links?

Yate railway station and the M32 are less than 4 miles away, offering convenient links into Bristol City Centre. the M4 and M5 motorways can be reached within 15 minutes.