Saturday, 10 July 2010

Make YOUR voice heard on massive housebuilding plans for Yate

As we reported recently,  South Glos Council is still planning for a new development of 3000 homes to the north of Yate, despite pressure to review local housing need now that government targets are being abolished.

As South Glos isn't doing anything except the formal consultation on their outdated Core Strategy document, Yate Town Council has organised a public meeting at 7.30 pm at Yate Leisure Centre on Friday, 23rd July. Steve Webb MP will talk about housing development and local councillors will respond to local residents’ views and questions.

Steve said "I think there is a lot of confusion. Just as the targets have been scrapped,consultation starts on building 3,000 homes. Residents could be forgiven for not knowing what is going on."

In the meantime, Barratt Homes has said they are looking at building 250 homes at Peg Hill area, which would be part of the new "3000 homes" area. The developer will be holding a public exhibition on Saturday, July 17 from 10am to 4pm at Yate Parish Hall.

Barratts say that no planning application has been submitted yet and they inviting residents and businesses to hear more about the proposals and to discuss thoughts and ideas with members of the project team. There will be the opportunity to leave feedback which will be used to help shape the plans. If you are unable to attend the exhibition but would like to receive information about the proposals, you can email your name and address to or call 01225 422243 and they will send out the information straight after the exhibition.

Remember, you have until 6 August to make your comment on South Glos's Core Strategy - click here to go to the Core Strategy web page.

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