Artist's impression of Filton Airfield redevelopment.

Filton Airfield plans cleared for take-off (again)

South Gloucestershire Council’s planning committee has, for the second time in two years, resolved to approve outline planning permission for the re-development of the 143ha (354 acre) former Filton Airfield site. A previous planning application for the site was put forward by then-owners BAE Systems in October 2014 and subsequently approved, subject to the signing of agreements requiring the developer

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Photo of Cllr Ian Blair (left) and Hecham Alsaiyad.

Refugee named Community Learner of the Year

A refugee living in Patchway has been named as the South Gloucestershire Community Learner of the Year for 2017. Hecham Alsaiyad, 39, worked as a pharmacist back in Syria but the civil war in his country forced him to leave. He came to the UK under the refugee resettlement programme to make a new life for himself and his family. Hecham, his wife

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CGI image of the proposed Lidl store.

Lidl looking to open new store on Hayes Way

Lidl UK has announced that it will be holding a public consultation event to outline its proposals for a new store on Hayes Way, Patchway. The proposed site (see map below) is a triangular plot of undeveloped land south of Hayes Way, between the Travelodge on Gloucester Road and the entrance to the new Aerospace Bristol museum. This site has existing planning

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Pegasus School, Patchway - £D view from planning application.

Patchway Special School gets nod from planners

A ‘unique’ new Special Free School has been granted planning approval by South Gloucestershire councillors. Members of the authority’s Development Control Committee (West) approved plans to build a new special free school for pupils with special educational needs on a site next to Patchway Community School in Hempton Lane, Patchway. The new Pegasus School will have 80 school places and

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Photo of Dave Baker presenting Karen Cornick with a plaque.

Patchway secondary joins Olympus Trust

Patchway Community School (formerly known as Patchway Community College) has become the latest secondary school to join the Olympus Academy Trust (OAT), where it joins Bradley Stoke Community School and Abbeywood Community School (Stoke Gifford), along with five local primary schools in Bradley Stoke, Filton and Stoke Lodge. The Patchway secondary had been in discussions with OAT for some time,

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