Homes development site in Yate scrutinised by council planners

August 31 2015

PLANNERS were visiting a controversial site for new housing as Yate and Sodbury Voice went to press.

PLANNERS were visiting a controversial site for new housing as Yate and Sodbury Voice went to press.
South Gloucestershire councillors were asked to tour the plot off Cambrian Drive in Yate, where Woodstock Homes want to build 16 houses and two flats, before the proposal is determined at a later date.
Under the scheme, a bungalow in Cambrian Drive will have to be knocked down in order to gain access to what is currently a landlocked piece of ground enjoyed as open space and used as a play area.
Yate Town Council has opposed the plan and more than 90 comments have been received by South Gloucestershire from residents who are also fighting the application.
There are concerns about the loss of open space, an increase in traffic to the area and the number of homes planned for the site.
The town council said it was a “well used piece of open space” and it was essential to keep it open.
It also said the development would affect the amenities of the properties either side of the proposed access and lead to the loss of existing on-street parking space.
Residents said there was enough new building going on in Yate – pointing to the North Yate new neighbourhood plan – and claimed they had been told no more open space in the locality would be built on after the Cambrian Green Court extra care development for the elderly was built more than four years ago.