Local residents have a chance to find out more about South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) vision for a 5,700 home ‘new neighbourhood’ on and around the former Filton Airfield site at an exhibition being held today (Thursday 6th February) in Patchway.
The council is currently staging a public consultation on its draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood, which details its vision for the future of the area and the facilities and infrastructure that will be required to support what is described as a “significant mixed-use development”.
Today’s ‘drop-in’ exhibition is being held at Coniston Community Centre in Patchway (BS34 5LP) from 3pm to 7pm.
Further information about the consultation is available online and at local libraries (including Bradley Stoke and Patchway). All comments must be received by 28th February 2014.
A framework diagram (above, click to enlarge) published as part of the consultation shows that one of two principal access routes for the new development will be via a new junction on the A38 Gloucester Road, approximately positioned at the end of the now defunct Filton Airfield runway.
Speaking at a recent SGC Development Control (West) Committee meeting, Bradley Stoke Mayor Brian Hopkinson expressed concern that the new development will “increase congestion on the surrounding road network, particularly in Bradley Stoke, causing further delays at peak hours”.
Page 26 of the SPD identifies Bradley Stoke as one of four neighbouring areas in which the “design and implementation of traffic management strategies … to mitigate the impact of development traffic upon local highway networks” will need to be considered.
Councillors on Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Planning Committee will consider their response to the consultation at their meeting next week (Wednesday 12th February).
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