Plans for 173 flat-pack Ikea homes approved

Plans for 173 flat-pack Ikea homes approvedPlans for 173 flat-pack homes in south Bristol by a company co-owned by Ikea have been approved.

But Environment Agency objections over flood risk and councillors’ concerns they could be voting to “kill someone” on a proposed narrow footpath/cycle lane must first be overcome.

Bristol City Council development control committee members agreed unanimously to grant the application by BoKlok, which is jointly owned by the Swedish retailer and construction firm Skanska, at a long sliver of land north of Airport Road in Knowle West.

They ordered officers to work with the developers to widen the shared footpath from 3.5 metres to five metres.

Cabinet member for housing Cllr Paul Smith told the meeting on Wednesday (June 24) that 30 per cent of the homes would be council housing.

Last October the local authority entered into a partnership with BoKlok to build new homes in the city over the next five years as part of Bristol Housing Festival, with the council disposing of the Airport Road site to the company for the first estate.

Eight residents objected to the plans on grounds including road safety, loss of privacy and the design, while the council’s highways team objected to the narrow width of the shared path.

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NEWS  STORY
DATE: 1st July 2020

AUTHOR: BRISTOL POST

SUBJECT: IKEA FLAT_PACK HOMES APPROVED IN BRISTOL

DETAIL: BOKLOK, JOINTLY OWED BY IKEA, HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE LOCAL AUTHORITY TO BUILD NEW CITY HOMES OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

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