Approval given for homes on former quarry social club

November 30 2016

HOUSE builders have won permission for their scheme to demolish the former Hanson Social Club in Chipping Sodbury and replace it with nine homes.

HOUSE builders have won permission for their scheme to demolish the former Hanson Social Club in Chipping Sodbury and replace it with nine homes.
The club closed in January after operating for some 45 years, during which time the facility was enjoyed not only by staff of quarry firm Hanson but also many local people.
They had been able to meet up for a drink or play skittles, while the venue was hired out for parties, weddings and other functions.
However, the building would not meet new standards due to come into effect in 2017 and the club could not afford to keep going after losing a subsidy.
Despite options being considered for the relocation of the club, it was reported that none were viable.
Now Newland Homes has been told it can go ahead with a proposal to build three and four-bedroom houses on the site in Barnhill Road, in an area which has already been developed with housing and the Waitrose supermarket.