Monthly Archives: November 2014

Public Consultation on Possible Sites for up to 20 New Homes at Westerleigh Village:

This is your opportunity to have your say…..

 Public Consultation on Possible Sites for up to 20 New Homes at Westerleigh Village:

 Monday 1st December 2014, from 4pm to 7 pm, at Westerleigh Village Hall.

 

The Parish Council have been working with South Gloucestershire Council to look at the need for a small amount of new housing development at Westerleigh village. This could help to meet local housing needs e.g. for younger people and support existing facilities and services such as the village shop. Any new homes would be allocated in the new planning document, the Policies, Sites and Places Plan (PSP Plan), being prepared by South Gloucestershire Council

The possibility of a small number of new homes being built in the village was considered at public consultation event in the village hall this summer, which formed part of the wider consultation on the PSP Plan. The Parish Council has subsequently resolved to ask SGC to undertake an assessment of possible sites for up to 20 new homes at Westerleigh village.

A public exhibition will be held on Monday 1st December 2014, from 4pm to 7 pm, at the Village Hall.

This public event will provide the opportunity for local people to learn more about the possible new housing sites – their advantages and disadvantages.

A copy of the exhibition material and the response form will be provided on the Policies, Sites & Places webpage from 8th December 2014 and comments can be made until 9th January 2015.

Coalpit Heath & Iron Acton Safer Stronger Community Group: Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at 7.30pm

Working together to help improve your neighbourhood

 Regular meetings are held for all local residents and organisations to discuss local issues and community projects.  The meetings are attended by representatives from South Gloucestershire Council, Avon and Somerset Police, Avon Fire and Rescue, Town and Parish Councils, and local organisations. Everyone is welcome, you can raise any improvements or issues you may have, or simply come along and listen to what is being discussed for your area.  The more residents that attend, the better the group can reflect the needs of the local area and help influence decisions.

To find out more:

 Next meeting date for Frampton Cotterell, Westerleigh,

Coalpit Heath & Iron Acton Safer Stronger Community Group:

Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at 7.30pm

The Brockeridge Centre, Woodend Rd.,
Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, BS36 2LQ

Henfield Road highway scheme proposals

Earlier this year the Frome Vale Area Forum agreed that one of this year’s highway investigation schemes should look at the problem of speeding traffic on Henfield Road within the Quiet Lanes Scheme.

South Gloucestershire Council Officers have made two proposals. The first is for some “signing and lining” measures, which can be implemented this financial year from existing budgets.

If you have any comments please contact me using the details above or the Parish Clerk, Fiona Thornton (westerleighpc@btinternet.com), before Monday 10th November.  

The second proposal is for a gateway treatment, high friction surface and a cycle lane along part of Henfield Road. The plans are too large to print on A4 paper but I’ve made them available on my web site, westerleigh.mycouncillor.org.uk. This proposal has been added to the Local Transport Priority List and will be considered for funding along with all the other schemes for the area at the Frome Vale Area Forum meeting at 7pm on Thursday 5th March in Shireway Community Centre (venue subject to change). You would be very welcome to attend to explain why you think this scheme should be funded, as a number of local people did earlier this year when the investigation scheme was chosen