Outline planning permission has been granted for the first of three major housing developments set to make up the Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood (CPNN), most of which lies within the Patchway district ward of South Gloucestershire.
The scheme, by Persimmon Homes and Ashfield Land, will see the construction of up to 1,100 homes on a 133-acre site at Fishpool Hill, near Cribbs Causeway.
A new local centre, primary school, leisure and community facilities and transport infrastructure will also be delivered as part of the scheme.
The Chair of South Gloucestershire Council’s Development Control (West) Committee, Cllr Dave Hockey, said:
“This is a landmark decision and a significant step forward for the Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood.”
“In time this scheme will form part of a major new self-contained community within South Gloucestershire providing many of the new homes, jobs and infrastructure we will need in the coming years.”
“Committee members are grateful to all those who responded to the council’s consultation on this scheme and have carefully considered all comments received as part of the decision-making process.”
“One outcome of this is that councillors have agreed that an extra planning condition should be added to the Fishpool Hill development requiring Persimmon Homes to set up a Residents’ Liaison Group before the start of construction, to allow any problems relating to the development to be discussed.”
The Fishpool Hill development is one of three major schemes which will make up the Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood of approximately 5,700 homes, 123 acres of employment land, new open spaces, schools and community facilities over the next 15 years.
The two other major schemes within the New Neighbourhood development – one to the north of the A4018 Cribbs Causeway, and the other on the site of the former airfield at Filton – are expected to be considered by the committee in the coming months.
South Gloucestershire councillors and officers have been working closely with local community leaders in the surrounding South Gloucestershire and Bristol communities to address the impacts of the new neighbourhood and ensure its benefits are maximised for the area. This work will continue as the delivery of the planned development progresses.
In a related development this week, the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood was adopted, subject to agreed final modifications, by the council’s Planning, Transportation & Strategic Environment (PTSE) Committee. The SPD amplifies the allocation of the New Neighbourhood in section CS26 of the council’s Core Strategy, aiding infrastructure delivery and setting out in detail the need, timing and, where appropriate, location of infrastructure requirements.
Source: Press release from South Gloucestershire Council (SGC)