CGI of the proposed Brabazon development.

Permission given to more than double number of airfield homes to 6,500

A “historic decision” has been taken to approve revised plans for a giant housing development on the former Filton Airfield. YTL Developments now has planning permission to build 6,500 homes on the site, more than twice the number included in its original masterplan. The first phase of 3,675 dwellings is predicted to be completed by 2036, with later phases extending to 2048 or beyond.

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Artist’s Impression of 8-storey student accommodation blocks.

Permission granted for 1,514-bed student flats on former Filton Airfield

YTL Developments has secured planning permission for four 8-storey apartment blocks on the former Filton Airfield site. The purpose-built student accommodation will be capable of providing 1,514 bedrooms along with associated communal facilities. The scheme is intended to be open in September 2026, by which time the proposed North Filton Station should be operational.

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Photo of a wooden fence on the boundary of a residential property.

Patchway homeowner blocked from building garden fence to protect young kids

A homeowner has been blocked from building a garden fence to protect his young children from a busy road in Patchway. South Gloucestershire Council refused planning permission for the 1.85-metre high boundary fence due to the impact on views and an underground oil pipeline. A council planning officer said the fence would “stand out” from the rest of the housing estate.

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Green light for second phase of new homes on former Filton Airfield

YTL Developments has been granted planning permission for the next phase of new homes at Brabazon, the new neighbourhood for Bristol taking shape on the site of the historic former Filton Airfield. Consisting of 339 dwellings, the second residential phase will be built on Parcel E1, which lies to the east of the currently under-construction Phase 1, near Blenheim Roundabout.

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CGI visualisation.

Plans submitted to turn Toyota site into trade unit hub with fast food drive-through

Plans have been put forward to construct a complex of four trade units and a fast food restaurant with drive-through capability on the site of the former Motorline Toyota car dealership on Gloucester Road, Patchway. The proposal has received a frosty reception from two local town/parish councils, whose concerns relate to traffic and the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

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Signing of the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood Framework Agreement.

‘Filton Keynes’ framework agreement signed

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has announced the completion of an important agreement between developers and landowners which will see thousands of new homes and supporting infrastructure built at the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood (CPNN) over the next ten years. The new neighbourhood will provide approximately 5,700 dwellings, around 50 hectares of employment land, open spaces, schools, community facilities, a new

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