Hopes for new playing fields at Shire Way as landfill site project returns to planners

August 02 2016

A LONG running proposal to develop playing fields on a landfill site in Yate is back on the agenda.

A LONG running proposal to develop playing fields on a landfill site in Yate is back on the agenda.
For decades there have been hopes of the project for land next to Shire Way Community Centre coming to fruition, with the facilities to be used by the centre.
But so far it has not progressed beyond being given planning permission.
Oaktree Environmental, consultants for the latest application - from Bristol and Avon Transport and Recycling - said: “The proposed development will enable the site to be used for a purpose which has previously been approved on more than one occasion but has yet to be implemented.”
The first time a scheme was drawn up for the green belt site was in 1992, with the most recent consent given in 2007.
The site is bounded on two sides by railway lines and by the community centre and Shire Way. Under the plan, there will be three full-size football pitches, a cricket pitch and six tennis courts, as well as a smaller football pitch for training or to host junior matches.
Recycled aggregate material and soil will have to be brought into the site if the project goes ahead to improve the land and cover it with topsoil.