Bradley Stoke news in brief 20/01/13

Posted on Sunday 20th January 2013 at 3:06 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke & North Bristol news in brief.

Council seeks views on plans to build 5,700 homes on and around the Filton Airfield site

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has extended the deadline for comments on its draft Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the proposed Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood, which could see 5,700 new dwellings built in the area by 2027. The area covered by the new neighbourhood includes Cribbs Causeway, Catbrain Hill, the Filton Airfield site, land south of the airfield at Wyck Beck Road and Fishpool Hill and land west of the A4018 (Haw Wood). Read more in The Patchway Journal …

Is your business affected by a slow broadband connection?

South Gloucestershire Council is planning to hold a press event for the end of January to highlight the contract signature for the BDUK project. If a representative from your business would like to attend the press event to advocate how beneficial superfast broadband would be for the business (and to be included as part of a case study), please contact urgently.

Double good news for new Bristol Rovers stadium in Stoke Gifford

Bristol Rovers’ plans to build a new 21,700 seater stadium on the UWE campus in Stoke Gifford recieved a double boost this week: Bristol City Council granted Sainsbury’s permission to build a supermarket and housing on the club’s current ground in Horfield (money from the sale of the ground will be used to fund the new stadium) and South Gloucestershire Council granted formal planning permission for the stadium at UWE. Construction could commence in June/July, allowing Rovers to move to the new ground for the start of the 2015/16 season. Read more in the Stoke Gifford Journal …

New coach service from UWE to Bristol Airport

Greyhound UK has announced that it is introducing a new express coach service between South Wales and Bristol Airport from Monday 11th March. The service will call at the UWE campus in Stoke Gifford, providing a new public transport option between North Bristol and the airport (the new Wessex Red no. 13 bus route links Bradley Stoke with UWE). Existing coach services from UWE include the Megabus route between London and Cardiff, with ticket prices that are often a fraction of those charged for the train journey from Bristol Parkway. Read more …

Police Commissioner brings consultation tour to Patchway

The newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is paying a visit to North Bristol on Thursday 7th February when she will be in Patchway to hear the views of residents, community groups, business organisations, victims of crime and other stakeholders. The visit is part of a consultation being carried prior to the production of a five-year Police and Crime Plan which addresses the policing and community safety needs of the area. There is also an online consultation survey, hard copies of which can be picked up from local libraries. Read more in the Patchway Journal …

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