Photo of the entrance to Woodlands Golf & Country Club, from Trench Lane.

Delay may benefit golf course homes scheme

The ‘examination in public’ of a crucial strategic planning document which designates acceptable sites for major housing developments in the West of England over the next 18 years has been delayed by several months after independent inspectors appointed by the government requested additional information from the area’s four councils. The delay could give the promoter of a scheme to build

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Map showing the site of the proposed Woodlands Garden Village.

Councillors raise concerns over developer’s plan for 2,000 homes at Woodlands Golf Course

Local Conservative councillors John Ashe and Roger Avenin are raising awareness of a land development company’s continued efforts to have the Woodlands Golf Course site included in a crucial strategic planning document, potentially opening the way for 2,000 new homes to be built at this location. One of the purposes of the West of England Councils’ Joint Spatial Plan (JSP)

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Photo of Great Stoke Roundabout (a.k.a Rabbit Roundabout).

SGC gears up to improve Rabbit Roundabout

With the jury still out on whether South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) recent £4.2m scheme to improve the Aztec West Roundabout and A38 has actually made matters worse, the council is already at the early planning stage of its next major roundabout improvement scheme, this time at the other end of Bradley Stoke Way. The new scheme is intended to increase

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Photo of the committee meeting in progress.

Town council objects to Willow Brook Centre’s “McDonald’s & Starbucks” planning application

The Willow Book Centre’s plans to expand its tenant base through the addition of two new drive-through food and drink units (foreseen to be occupied by McDonald’s and Starbucks) and two new retail units have received a setback after a Bradley Stoke Town Council (BSTC) committee voted to raise an objection to the formal planning application, submitted on 26th March.

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Photo of around 30 protesters, some holding placards, outside the Willow Brook Centre.

Battle-hardened residents’ group vows to fight planned shopping centre expansion

News that the Willow Brook Centre is proposing to build two free-standing food and drink units in the north-east corner of its site (as previously reported) has been swiftly condemned by members of a local residents’ group whose properties adjoin the northern boundary of the complex. The Dewfalls and Wheatfield Drive Residents Association (DAWDRA) is a group that was originally

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Starbucks and McDonald's are set to come to the Willow Brook Centre.

Willow Brook reveals plans for McDonald’s and Starbucks drive-throughs

Agents working on behalf of Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook shopping centre have revealed proposals to erect two drive-through food and drink units (McDonald’s and Starbucks) and two additional (non-food) retail units within the existing boundaries of the site. Subject to planning permission, the two drive-throughs would be erected to the north-east of the site, on land which currently comprises car parking

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