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Englishcombe Lane Supported Housing

An attractive, high quality scheme of 16 homes which addresses the shortage of supported housing provision for people with autism and/or learning disabilities within Bath and North East Somerset, using sensitive and considered design to respond to the local environment.


B&NES is proposing to create 16 supported homes for people with autism and/or learning difficulties on land to the rear of 89-123 Englishcombe Lane, near Bath. This will be a life changing scheme for its residents, enabling them to live independently with appropriate care and support in their own homes.

The site is allocated for residential development in the Bath and North East Somerset Placemaking Plan (adopted July 2017) (Policy SB17). Proposals will be the subject of a formal planning submission to B&NES later in Spring 2024.

Building with Nature guidance has been used to inform the site layout and respond to constraints, working with the site’s ecology, hydrology and geology to create a design which has landscape and sustainability at its core.

Open consultation

We want to hear your thoughts and views on our plans for the site. A two week period of public consultation opens on Monday 11th March and runs until Friday 22nd March. During this time you will be able to view and comment on plans here.

Alternatively drop in to see the plans and talk to a member of our team at the public exhibition being held:

  • On Wednesday 13th March, between 4-8pm
  • At St Luke’s Church Centre (Hatfield Road, BA2 2BD)

We look forward to seeing you there, and discussing our proposals with you.

Drone image of the site

Drone image of the site - click to enlarge

Red line boundary

Red line boundary - click to enlarge

Next steps

Public consultation

11th to 22nd March 2024

Feedback obtained on draft designs from local residents and stakeholders.

Planning application submitted

End of March 2024

Proposals submitted to the local planning authority for determination. There is a further opportunity for public consultation as part of the formal planning process.

Determination of planning application

Summer 2024 (indicative)

Construction starts on site

Late 2024 (indicative and subject to planning permission)