Land next to Chipping Sodbury Common being considered for up to 60 new homes

May 30 2017

PLANS have been drawn up to build as many as 60 homes on land bordering Chipping Sodbury Common and near the town’s golf course.

PLANS have been drawn up to build as many as 60 homes on land bordering Chipping Sodbury Common and near the town’s golf course.

The controversial scheme is proposed to take development onto the north side of St John’s Way, onto land currently used as paddocks and with one portion of the site accommodating a contractor’s yard.

Cotswold Homes and Clifton Homes said they were working with landowners on the scheme for the site of nearly eight acres east of Trinity Lane, which is used to reach the golf club.

Locally based Cotswold Homes, which said it would build the properties, recently launched a consultation on its website and has asked for comments to be submitted by June 2.

It said it wanted people to have their say on how they thought the site should be designed and what local facilities should be included.

It said it proposed a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, as well as some bungalows and flats, 21 of which would be affordable.

A spokesman for the company said: "We already have a vision for a scheme but it is important we get feedback from the local community.

“Importantly, the site is sustainable, being within easy walking distance of the town centre and its local facilities and is adjacent to public transport.

“There will also be an above-normal level of public open space which could be made available for  wider community benefit.  

“Furthermore, the design and layout being presented takes into account the surrounding landscape, local features and addresses technical issues such as ecology, highways and flooding. 

“There will be an investment in community infrastructure and local services, which we expect to be in the region of £350,000-£450,000 and this would be spent on the provision, improvement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure which includes, but not limited to transport, schools, and medical facilities.”

The consultation website is at www.cotswoldhomes-trinitylane.co.uk but letters have also been sent to neighbouring homes with details of how people without the internet can comment.

Cotswold Homes said all feedback received would will analysed and the final 

design amended, if appropriate, to include comments to improve the proposals.

It is anticipated that a planning application for the development will be submitted to South Gloucestershire Council during the summer.