Whitchurch Airport to house permanent traveller site.

by Alex Seabrook Local Democracy Reporter

New permanent Gypsy and Traveller pitches will be built in South Bristol to meet rising demand for places. A patch of trees and shrubland near Hengrove park will be cleared to make way for between six and eight pitches.

The site on Western Drive, off Hengrove Way, covers just under one acre and is fenced off. The area at the northern tip of the old airport has likely never been built on before, according to Bristol City Council, but would create space for several families to live.

Each pitch would include hardstanding for vehicles, a small patch of planting, and grass or a garden. Individual buildings would also be built with a shower room, toilet, and a kitchen and laundry room. The plans are due to be signed off by the cabinet on Tuesday, February 7.