Have you read the proposal for the new Peg Hill development in Yate?
By jennifermoss | Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 08:38
Have you read the proposal for the new Peg Hill development?
If not, here is a brief outline below – How do you feel about the development?
Peg Hill in Yate offers an excellent opportunity to create a new place of distinctive character and quality within a visually enclosed site.
The site offers an excellent opportunity to create a new place of distinctive character and quality within a visually enclosed site. It is well connected to existing and proposed developments.
The site is situated on a gentle slope between existing public open space and the wooded edge. The proposals will work with the topography and existing landscape features to enhance environmental sustainability and provide a multifunctional green infrastructure.
The framework plan illustrates how the principles of the concept plan can be developed to provide a high quality new place that provides up to 250 new homes.
The proposal provides:
â Up to 250 new homes
â A mix of housing types and sizes to meet local needs
â A range of densities with lower densities at the edges, and higher density development around the main route
â A mix of two and two and a half storey development
â A new pond next to Brimsham Fields open space
â A new pedestrian crossing to Peg Hill
â Diverting the Jubilee Way recreational route through the site, connecting Peg Hill Skate Park and Brimsham Fields
â Retained meadow parkon the eastern boundary for informal recreation
â Enhanced hedgerow planting to provide ecological benefits
â New local play area benefitting from natural surveillance
A workshop was undertaken on 24th June and a public consultation was held on 17th July.
Following these events we carefully considered the feedback and revised the proposals as follows:
1. We integrated a wildlife corridor along the eastern boundary to link into the wider green corridor along the ridge
2. We've moved the connection into the existing footpath further from the existing houses
3. We've diverted the Jubilee footpath through the site to create a direct connection from Peg Hill Skate Park to the open space in the northwest
3. We've made back gardens longer along the western boundary
4. We have retained all hedgerows and will supplement them with new planting
5. We propose a new pedestrian crossing on Peg Hill to create a safe route for new and existing residents