What the draft Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) says
You can read the full draft JSP here. The key points for Coalpit Heath are:
- Around 1,800 new homes by 2036
- Up to 5ha of employment land
- Vehicular access off Badminton Road/Frog Lane, Roundways and Woodside Road
- New local centre including one, possibly two, primary schools, a local retail outlet and community facility
- Contributions to a new or expanded secondary school in the wider area
- A minimum of 2,000 homes, with at least 1,000 to be built by 2036, to the north west of Yate, stretching round from Engine Common to Nibley.
- New employment land west of Yate, stretching from the Badminton Road down to the double railway arches on the edge of Westerleigh.
The developments at Coalpit Heath and north west and west of Yate would be expected to provide or contribute to a strategic transport package including:
- Metrobus extension to Yate and Chipping Sodbury
- A432 Park and Ride
- Yate Rail Station enhancement
- Winterbourne and Frampton Cotterell Bypass
- strategic cycle route
- local bus services.
Chances to speak up
The JSP is currently going through a process of being approved for consultation. Members of the action group VALID and your local Focus Team attended the Infrastructure Board meeting on Monday to speak and will be in action again at the West of England Joint Committee meeting in Bath this coming Monday.
There will also be chances to speak at both the South Gloucestershire Cabinet meeting at 2pm on 6th November and the Council meeting at 7pm on 8th November (both at Kingswood Civic Centre).
Have your say in the consultation
If the consultation goes ahead, it's expected to run from 22nd November to 10th January. When it starts, we'll let you know how to have your say.