New plans for Speedwell

March 03 2017

A PROPERTY development company has reaffirmed its commitment to building homes at the old Speedwell Pool, despite withdrawing its latest plans.

A PROPERTY development company has reaffirmed its commitment to building homes at the old Speedwell Pool, despite withdrawing its latest plans.

Bath-based Crossman Homes, which owns the site, submitted plans to Bristol City Council  to demolish the derelict pool and build two four-storey blocks providing 29 one and two bedroom flats.

The plans were not popular with many local people who said the building should be put to community use.

Objectors included the Twentieth Century Society which argued the Art Deco building has "architectural and historical significance" and should be protected.

The plans were recently withdrawn, leading to speculation that Crossman Homes were pulling out.

However Crossman Homes spokeswoman Samantha Rundle told Fishponds Voice this was untrue.

"The planning (application) will be going back in next month," she said.

"We have redesigned the development based on the planners advice and the application is going back in on this basis."