Detailed plans for 208 new homes in Keynsham

DETAILED plans have been submitted for more than 200 new homes on the Withies Green site in Keynsham.

Curo, the housing association and house builder, bought the site from developer Mactaggart and Mickel, which secured outline planning permission for 213 properties.

Now Curo has submitted a reserved matters application to Bath and North East Somerset Council for 208 homes.

These would include the 30% “affordable” properties – 47 would be social rented properties and 15 shared ownership.

Land for a new playing field for Two Rivers Primary School on the adjoining Hygge Park development would be provided, along with a separate sports pitch for public use.

The site spans 25 acres, from the southern side of the A4 Bath Road, opposite Pixash Lane, to the northern edge of the Manor Road Community Woodland.

Outline permission was granted by B&NES Council despite opposition from about 600 residents, concerned about the loss of green space separating Keynsham and Saltford, and the effect of more traffic.

The deadline for comments on the plans (reference 24/00155/RES on the council’s planning portal) is February 15. A decision is expected by April 18.

Pictured, how the proposed new homes would look