Extension to council car park given green light

February 27 2018

THE car park at the South Gloucestershire Council offices in Yate will be extended, despite concerns raised by local residents.

THE car park at the South Gloucestershire Council offices in Yate will be extended, despite concerns raised by local residents.

Complaints were made about the effect on nearby homes of the scheme to add 70 spaces to the offices site in Badminton Road.

Opponents said their concerns surrounded a loss of privacy due to overlooking and pollution from noise, light and traffic in the car park.

But members of the council’s planning committee unanimously approved the application, adding an extra condition regarding lighting to try and limit the effect.

The site to be used for the spaces is on council-owned land and although the main part is within a designated urban area, some engineering works are in the green belt.