Have your say on housing and transport at roadshows visiting Yate and Filton

December 20 2015

ROADSHOWS on plans for future housing and transport will be held in Yate and Filton in January.

ROADSHOWS on plans for future housing and transport will be held in Yate and Filton in January.
The events are among a series of exhibitions organised for the former Avon area – now known as the West of England - as part of a major consultation exercise into development during the next 20 years.
It is estimated that 85,000 new homes will be needed during that time, with 56,000 already planned and predicted, meaning space will have to be found for a further 29,000 properties.
 
People can have their say on where those houses could be built, as well as the question of transport, at the Filton campus of South Gloucestershire and Stroud College between noon and 2pm on Tuesday, January 5.
The roadshow moves to Yate’s library on Friday, January 15, also running from noon to 2pm.
There is also a dedicated website www.jointplanningwofe.org.uk where comments can be made until Friday, January 29.
Currently the West of England is worth about £26 billion a year to the UK economy and forecasting shows that 95,000 jobs are anticipated to be created by 2036.