A ‘drop in’ public consultation event at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre on Tuesday (15th July) will give residents a chance to express their views on how Bradley Stoke and other parishes across South Gloucestershire should be developed, protected and improved over the next 13 years.
The event focuses on South Gloucestershire Council’s recently-published draft Policies, Sites and Places Plan, which is the final document being prepared by South Gloucestershire Council in completing its new-style ‘Local Plan’.
The draft plan contains policies which cover the following issues:
- How the council assesses planning applications
- The development of local town centres
- Sites for new facilities like new schools and community buildings
- The protection of important local green spaces
- Local aspirations for development such as new housing, community and leisure facilities
- The proposed Oldbury New Nuclear Power Station
Within Bradley Stoke, the draft plan includes provision for a further 5,000 sqm of retail space at the Willow Brook Centre, achieved by building in the car park area north-west of the unit currently occupied by Poundstretcher. It is also proposed that 37 areas of woodland and open space within the town are designated ‘local green space’, which would give them protection against development, except in “very special circumstances”.
The event at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre takes place between 3pm and 5pm. If you are unable to make this session, there are other events across the district until the end of July, including one in the Old School Hall in Almondsbury on Thursday (17th July), from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Further information can be found at: www.southglos.gov.uk/policiessitesandplaces
Public consultation on the draft plan runs until 28th August 2014.
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