The University of Bristol appointed AWW to work with Alder King (planning), Capita Symonds (engineers) and Cooper Partnership (landscape) to masterplan approximately 70ha of the former Long Ashton Research Station and form a highly sustainable extension to the village of Long Ashton. This will enable the land to be embraced within the proposed South West Bristol Urban Extension presently being promoted by North Somerset District Council.
The first round of public consultation in September 2009 provided valuable feedback and was constructive in helping to identify some of the key challenges the team needed to address in developing this site.
We anticipate accommodating approximately 1,200 new homes, a primary school, cycle and footpaths, a new railway station, large tracts of country park, together with a new junction on to the Long Ashton bypass and a linkage to the proposed new settlement of Ashton Park.
Long Ashton is a distinctive place and needs to retain its character and integrity as a village in its own right rather than being amalgamated into Greater Bristol. The University of Bristol proposes to maintain a swathe of greenbelt separation with the retention of the prominent ridge and hillside to the north and west of Yanley as Green Belt space between Long Ashton and the outskirts of the city.
I would like to congratulate the whole team, including those working behind the scenes, on a really first class piece of work.
Patrick Finch, The University of Bristol
On behalf of the University, I would like to thank you all for the extraordinary amount of hard work that you have put into this submission Patrick Finch - Client