Former quarry industry social club set for demolition in housing scheme

August 02 2016

HOUSE builders have drawn up a scheme to demolish the former Hanson Social Club in Chipping Sodbury and put nine homes on the site.

HOUSE builders have drawn up a scheme to demolish the former Hanson Social Club in Chipping Sodbury and put nine homes on the site.
The club closed in January after operating for some 45 years, bringing to an end a facility that had been enjoyed not only by staff of quarry firm Hanson but also 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.
But 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 submitted an application to built three and four-bedroom houses on the site in Barnhill Road, in an area which has been developed with housing and the Waitrose supermarket.