A detailed planning framework for the development of the proposed Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood has been published today (20th January) by South Gloucestershire Council, marking the start of a six-week consultation that includes a ‘drop-in’ event at Coniston Community Centre on Thursday 6th February.
The draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) details the council’s vision for the future of the area, which includes the Filton Airfield site, and the facilities and infrastructure that will be required as part of a significant mixed-use development.
The council’s proposals will see more than 120 acres set aside as employment land as part of a new Filton Economic Area focused on aerospace and advanced manufacturing and with the potential to create up to 6,000 high quality new jobs.
The plans also allocate land for emergency air services including the Great Western Ambulance Service and for Concorde and the Bristol Aero Collection, helping to ensure that the area’s aerospace heritage is safeguarded for future generations.
Up to 5,700 new homes including affordable and extra care housing are proposed for the new neighbourhood site, and the draft plans detail the new schools and community facilities that the new community will require.
The new neighbourhood will also see significant investment in new roads and public transport infrastructure, and land will be safeguarded for two new railway stations on the route of the Henbury Line.
Welcoming the launch of the consultation, Chair of the council’s Planning, Transportation and Environment Committee Cllr Brian Allinson said:
“The Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood is a key element in our vision for the North Fringe area and will include new homes, new employment areas and new infrastructure including public transport facilities, walking and cycling routes, schools and open spaces.”
“It is especially exciting to see in greater detail the council’s vision for the development of employment land in support of a new Enterprise Area focused on aerospace and advanced manufacturing. This development has the potential to support up to 6,000 high-quality new jobs while also attracting significant inward investment.”
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