Housing plan for countryside site criticised by Yate and Iron Acton councils

October 04 2016

PARISH leaders are opposing plans to build seven detached houses in open countryside north of Yate.

PARISH leaders are opposing plans to build seven detached houses in open countryside north of Yate.
Developers want to put the homes on land to the rear of Holmelea House in Tanhouse Lane, which lies between Yate and Rangeworthy.
But Yate and Iron Acton councillors have opposed the scheme submitted by Juniper Homes.
Yate Town Council said it would introduce housing in open countryside and set a “terrible precedent” by opening up the entire area to Rangeworthy for development.
It also said there was poor access to highways services and public transport.
Iron Acton Parish Council said the site was outside the settlement boundary and had a lack of local amenities.
It said North Road Primary School was at least one-and-a-half miles away along a busy road, while Brimsham Green School was even further away, bus services were infrequent and Tanhouse Lane was part of the Avon cycleway.
It also said the plan did not include affordable housing for local people.