Local Labour councillors have expressed their excitement at ambitious long-term plans to give Patchway a 21st-century town centre.
At the town council’s recent Annual Meeting, the new Mayor, and long-term Coniston councillor, Mike Grotzke, launched a consultation on the redevelopment of Patchway town centre that will integrate the new and existing communities of Patchway, bringing in some much needed investment to the town.
These plans would see the extension of the existing town centre site towards Charlton Hayes to create a seamless community. With plans for underground car parking and new shopping and community facilities, it is hoped the vision could re-establish Patchway as a social and economic driver within the North Fringe.
Town and district councillor Sam Scott commented:
“I fully support this vision for an improved Patchway town centre. The scale of this plan is ambitious and requires active resident involvement to bring it about. Patchway Labour councillors look forward to receiving feedback that will help shape the future of the community.”
“Despite Charlton Hayes being the site of the one of the largest developments around Bristol, Patchway residents have been let down by the decision forced through by South Gloucestershire Conservative and Liberal Democrat Councillors to close Highwood Road against mass resident opposition. Patchway’s Labour Councillors vigorously opposed this closure, and have been working for some positive changes ever since. This consultation is an example of the positive changes on which Patchway Labour have led.”
The project has already been awarded £50,000 from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund and £50,000 from the New Homes Bonus Fund.
Consultation on the “redevelopment vision” runs until the end of June. Plans are displayed at the town council offices in Rodway Road and on the town council website (see: consultation boards [PDF, 4MB]). Feedback may be left at the council offices or sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Patchway Labour councillors (l-r) Sam Scott, Mike Grotzke and Keith Walker at the launch of the consultation.
Source: Press release from South Gloucestershire Labour.