Online consultation on Ashton Gate projects



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Ashton Gate (UK) is starting the next round of consultation on its Sporting Quarter proposals, which include Longmoor Village, with a view to submitting a planning application in the New Year.

Ashton Gate is a stadium in Ashton Gate, Bristol, England, and is the home of professional football club Bristol City F.C. and the professional rugby union club Bristol Bears. Located in the south-west of the City, just south of the River Avon, it currently has an all-seated capacity of 27,000.

Ashton Gate’s vision is to create a world-class sporting quarter for the City of Bristol. A two-site development, which will see an iconic 4,000-seater home for the Bristol Flyers Basketball team at Ashton Gate and a new urban village development, named Longmoor Village, 500m from the stadium.

Mark Kelly, Managing Director, Ashton Gate Ltd., UK, is a Member of Coliseum – Global Sports Venue Alliance.

Due to COVID-19 which has come back to haunt the United Kingdom, the usual planned physical meetings and presentations are no longer possible. So, two new interactive websites have been designed and launched to outline all of the proposals in detail and to answer any questions that people may have.

The two proposed developments are Ashton Gate’s Sporting Quarter and a new residential development 500m west of the stadium named
Longmoor Village.
 

Sporting Quarter

A 4,000-seater Sports and Convention Centre (SCC) is at the heart of the Sporting Quarter development. It will sit adjacent to the stadium which means Bristol City, Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers will all call BS3 home.

Located at the western gateway of Bristol, both sites are in a great strategic location for sustainable travel. The proposals will enable to improve travel to the area for sports fans and the community.

The plan is to enhance the environment and create new public open space, make much more of the brook and champion sustainability. There will be three entrance plazas with all buildings connected by accessible public realm.
 

Longmoor Village

The Longmoor Village site is just 500m to the south west of Ashton Gate.

It will make for roughly 500 much-needed residential homes, consisting of two-, three- and four-bedroom units in a high-quality urban village environment.

Ashton Gate sits in the heart of its community and is driven by a strong desire to use sport to change people’s lives for the better. To provide genuine benefits to the local people – the community in which it sits.

Located at the western gateway of Bristol, Longmoor Village is in a highly sustainable location with the metrobus linking it directly to the City center and Bristol Temple Meads.

It has excellent pedestrian and cycle links to Winterstoke Road, Ashton Road and North Street. The adjacent A370 provides quick access to the South Bristol Link Road, A4 Portway and the City center.

The proposals will allow for high-quality community space interspersed between buildings to create a rural atmosphere and sense of community.

The site boundary ends at the metrobus route and there will be no development on the field to the South of it, this will remain as open space.

A video presentation by the project team will take place in mid/end November to present the plans for both projects in detail and answer all of the questions that have been submitted via the websites.

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