Opposition to pub demolition and new flats plan

November 30 2016

OPPOSITION is growing to outline plans for the demolition of the Tern Inn in Chipping Sodbury and the building of 28 flats on the site.

OPPOSITION is growing to outline plans for the demolition of the Tern Inn in Chipping Sodbury and the building of 28 flats on the site.
The scheme also includes the loss of a car park that although private, has been used for many years by parents of children at Raysfield School to avoid parking on busy Heron Way, as well as customers of local shops.
About 100 residents attended a meeting of Dodington Parish Council to protest about the proposal and a petition was launched as part of their action plan.
The parish council said it strongly objected to the scheme and urged South Gloucestershire planners to reject it when the application is determined.
Those opposed to the plan said the pub was an active business and community hub, with locals calling for investment in the business rather than closing it down.
Residents also said losing the car park would result in more parking on Heron Way, increasing the dangers for road users.