Highwood Road: Councillors told to ignore financial implications of re-opening

In what appears to be a significant about-turn in policy, South Gloucestershire councillors who will meet next Wednesday (16th October) to decide whether to make permanent the “experimental” closure of Highwood Road to general traffic, have been told to base their decision only on “relevant transport considerations” and to take no account of the potential cost to the council. A

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Permanent closure of Highwood Road recommended by council officers

A report produced by officers of South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) ahead of a crucial committee meeting next week has recommended that the “experimental” closure of Highwood Road to general traffic be made permanent without further consultation. The recommendation is made despite the latest public consultation on the closure showing that 89% of 221 respondents were against the scheme. The news

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Bovis given permission to build homes on land foreseen for employment

Bovis has been given permission to change the Charlton Hayes masterplan, so that it can build wholly-residential properties on a small part of the development originally foreseen for ‘mixed use’. Conditions attached to the outline planning permission (granted in 2008) for the 2,200 home development require a total of 60,000 sqm of employment space to be created but the housebuilder

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Highwood Road closure ignored by majority of drivers

The coming-into-force of a traffic order banning general traffic from a stretch of Patchway’s Highwood Road was widely ignored by drivers yesterday (Monday 15th). With no new signage being put out, drivers of cars, vans and lorries continued to traverse the section of road between Charlton Boulevard and Coniston Road, ignoring new regulations that restrict access to buses, taxis and

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