Developments Around Filton Airfield: Further Update

South Glos Council’s Core Strategy was subject to independent examination in 2012 and adopted in December 2013. It identifies land at Cribbs Causeway/Patchway for mixed-use development and to help deliver its strategic housing and employment needs up to 2027.

The Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) shows in more detail how the South Glos Council considers the Core Strategy allocation for 5,700 new dwellings, around 50 hectares of employment land, open spaces and supporting infrastructure should be developed.

South Glos consulted on preliminary drafts of the SPD in the Autumn 2011, and again in June and October 2013. South Glos Council is now consulting on a revised draft with a view to its adoption and comments are invited. An advance copy of the draft SPD can be seen here: Cribbs Patchway Draft SPD

Consultation will be within the period Monday 20th January and Friday 28th February 2014.

Comments received will be considered by South Glos in deciding whether to adopt the SPD, with or without further amendment. That decision is expected to be made in March 2014.

Once adopted, the Supplementary Planning Document will set out the principles and objectives for the area that South Glos Council will use in determining any planning applications for the New Neighbourhood and will identify the infrastructure required to support the needs of the new communities living there.

Documents and information on how to comment are available at: 

More general supporting information about the new neighbourhood can be viewed at: 

Exhibitions: Four exhibitions will summarise the draft SPD. These are on: 

28th January: 3.00 – 7.00 p.m. at Clifton Rugby Club, Station Road, Cribbs Causeway, BS10 7TT 

29th January: 3.00 – 7.00 p.m. at Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5PY 

4th February: 6.00 -9.00 p.m. at BAWA 589 Southmead Road, Bristol, BS34 7RG 

6th February: 3.00 – 7.00 p.m. at Coniston Community Centre, Patchway, BS34 5LP 

Bristol’s Neighbourhood Partnership officers are also organising a public meeting to enable residents to find out what negotiations BCC is undertaking with South Glos to ensure that Bristol’s (and its residents’) needs are included in the planning for this large development. As soon as the date is secure, it will be widely disseminated across north Bristol. 

The potential enormity of the developments and their consequences have yet to register with the majority of Bristolians, let alone the residents living in north Bristol, who will be the worst affected.


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