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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Public meeting called as final decision on Highwood Road closure looms

A public meeting has been called to discuss local residents’ concerns about the “experimental” closure of Highwood Road after it emerged that South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) is to make a final decision on the closure at a committee meeting in September. The local meeting takes place at Coniston Community Centre, near The Parade in Coniston Road, on Thursday 22nd August

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Last chance to comment on ‘experimental’ closure of Highwood Road

Local residents have just one more day to submit comments about the controversial closure of Highwood Road to South Gloucestershire Council (SGC). The council’s public consultation on the “experimental” closure of a section of the road between Durban Road and Coniston Road ends tomorrow (Friday 19th April). SGC decided in July 2012 to press ahead with proposals to close the

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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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