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Planners give green light for new family restaurant and pub

Posted on Monday 21st October 2013 at 11:21 am by SH (Editor)

Proposed new Greene King restaurant and public house at Vantage Office Park.

Planning officers at South Gloucesterhsire Council (SGC) have granted permission for a new family restaurant and public house to be built at the Vantage Office Park in the south-east corner of Bradley Stoke.

The site, on the corner of Winterbourne Road and Old Gloucester Road (opposite the Amcor plant), is currently vacant but has outline planning permission for office use.

Brewing and management company Greene King has obtained permission to construct a 1,163sqm “amenity restaurant” that will operate under the Farmhouse Inns brand.

Permission was granted by officers under ‘delegated authority’ powers, as no objections to the scheme were received within the statutory period.

The company claims that up to 70 jobs will be created at the new development, of which half will be part-time.

Vehicular access to the site will be via the existing access road into the office park off Old Gloucester Road. A total of 92 parking spaces will be provided, together with space for 20 bicycles.

Greene King says the new restaurant will be “predominately a place to meet and eat”, with food representing 65 to 75% of sales.

“Distraction facilities” will be provided for children and there will be specific areas for informal business meetings.

The company avoided the need to provide an assessment of the impact of the new development on the vitality and viability of nearby town centres (such as the Willow Brook Centre, home to a Harvester restaurant) by submitting its application before SGC’s Core Strategy, the district’s long-term planning blueprint for the period up to 2027, has been fully adopted.

Image: Artist’s impression of the new restaurant, viewed from Winterbourne Road.

More info: Planning application for restaurant/public house (SGC)

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Town Council lodges objection to plans for motor vehicle sales at Vantage Office Park

Posted on Saturday 30th January 2010 at 8:16 pm by SH (Editor)

Bristol Motorcycle Training Centre

The Planning Committee of Bradley Stoke Town Council has lodged a strongly-worded objection to a change of usage application for the site of the Bristol Motorcycle Training Centre in the south-east corner of the town.

The centre, located within the Vantage Office Park on Old Gloucester Road, was established in 1979 and claims to have been the country’s first purpose built motorcycle training facility.

Bristol Motorcycle Training CentreLocated at the highest point of the business park [map], the centre lies close to houses in The Worthys and Elan Hay Road, but is not visible from those roads due to the presence of trees and hedgerows.

Access to the site is from the business park’s main entrance, opposite the Amcor factory in Old Gloucester Road.

Councillors (or, more likely, the Town Clerk) recalled that they had twice before (in 1997 and 1998) objected to similar plans and repeated that they believe the proposed development would result in “unacceptable additional traffic”, leading to “more noise and pollution”.

The Planning Committee was also critical of the local planning authority for, it believes, failing to define an overall policy for development at the Vantage Office Park site:

The status of numerous planning applications for this area has been confused to say the least – distribution units, dwellings, care homes, motor cycle training facilities, etc. A policy for the whole site should be determined before allowing any development at all.

It is not known if the applicants have any connection with the business presently operating at the site. A source at the training centre claimed to be unaware of the latest planning application.

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