Opponents of Yate housing plan win campaign to save open space

November 29 2015

A CONTROVERSIAL scheme for new housing on a site in Yate has been turned down.

A CONTROVERSIAL scheme for new housing on a site in Yate has been turned down.

Woodstock Homes wanted to put 16 houses and two flats on land off Cambrian Drive but 116 local residents joined Yate Town Council in opposing the development.

Under the proposal, a bungalow in Cambrian Drive would have had to be demolished in order to gain access to the landlocked piece of ground.

The town council said the area was well used open space and it was “essential” to keep it as such.

It also said the housing would affect people living either side of the proposed access, extra traffic would be generated and existing on-street parking lost if the scheme went ahead.

Opponents also questioned the number of homes proposed and said there was already enough new building taking place in and around the town.

South Gloucestershire planners, in rejecting the application, said the proposed development “would result in significant and demonstrable harm and fails to reach the highest possible standards of site planning and design”.