Appeal lodged by developers over rejection of Yate housing plan

January 31 2016

DEVELOPERS are making another bid to build houses on a site in Yate after the controversial scheme was turned down by planners.


DEVELOPERS are making another bid to build houses on a site in Yate after the controversial scheme was turned down by planners.
Woodstock Homes has lodged an appeal against the decision taken by South Gloucestershire Council to refuse consent for 16 houses and two flats on land off Cambrian Drive.
More than 100 local residents joined Yate Town Council in opposing the scheme, which would have involved knocking down a bungalow in Cambrian Drive to gain access to the landlocked piece of ground.
Local councillors said it was well used open space and housing would affect people living either side of the proposed access.
There was concern about extra traffic being generated and the loss of existing on-street parking.
Opponents also questioned the number of homes proposed and said there was already enough new building taking place in and around the town.
South Gloucestershire said the proposed development would result in significant and demonstrable harm and claimed it failed to reach the highest possible standards of site planning and design.
Now Woodstock is challenging that outcome and a planning inspector will examine the application, as well as visiting the site