It’s anticipated that the first homes at the development will be released for sale in early 2024. The scheme is expected to be complete by the end of 2025.
Edenstone will make a series of section 106 contributions to support the growth of the neighbourhood. These include upgrades to the network of safe routes to school, plus almost £28,000 to maintain these routes; almost £30,000 towards the installation of two new bus shelters on Bridge Road; ore than £5,000 for sustainable transport; £4,500 for fire hydrants and almost £3,000 towards footpath improvements.
There will also be a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contribution.
Alongside new homes and commercial space, Edenstone will also create homes for nature in Bleadon by enhancing the biodiversity of the site.
“A green entrance square and tree-lined main street will create a green gateway to the development,” Katie added.
“There will be green open space for community events, cycle storage, a community orchard and pond. We’ll also provide a children’s play area for younger residents to enjoy.”
Electric vehicle charging facilities will also be provided.