Yes to housing estate

June 27 2017

PLANS for a development of 58 homes in Pucklechurch have been given the go-ahead in spite of local opposition..

PLANS for a development of 58 homes in Pucklechurch have been given the go-ahead in spite of local opposition..

Knightstone Housing Association wants to build affordable properties for rent and shared ownership on two sites off Oaktree Avenue.

The estate will include one and two-bedroom flats and two and three-bedroom houses.

The area was originally a barrage balloon centre and later housed RAF Pucklechurch.  Part of the overall site towards Back Lane has been designated a village green and will not be developed.

Residents objected to the loss of green space and expressed concerns that a three-storey block of flats would be out of keeping with the historic village. 

Neighbours were also worried about the loss of on-street parking and the increased traffic the homes will bring.

South Gloucestershire Council's Development Control (East) Committee approved the plans at a meeting on June 15, having visited the site earlier in the month.

A number of conditions are attached to the planning permission.

Knightstone held a number of consultation events in the village over its plans.