Planners to visit Filton Airfield site

Members of the Development Control Committee for South Gloucestershire Council will be visiting the former Filton Airfield site on 27th March at 9.45am. They will be arriving at the BAe Flight Operations car park (via underpass access [Combination junction] on A38).

This site visit is one of several visits scheduled the purpose of which is for Committee Members to view the site and its context in light of a planning application for development (details below). It has been stated that no decision on the application will be made at that time, but members of the public are invited to be present and objectors and supporters will be allowed three minutes to speak to the Councillors present to draw their attention to particular issues of concern. This time will need to be shared if there is more than one speaker.

For further details of the site visit, especially if you would like to speak, you should make contact with the committee clerk, Paul Johnson on 01454 864425, or email Paul.Johnson@southglos.gov.uk before the day.

Organisers say that it is not uncommon for delays to occur against the published timetable so if the Sites Inspection Committee has not arrived by the published time you can contact 07785 998 044 for an update.

Following the conclusion of the visits a brief meeting is held at the Turnberries Community Centre to review the issues raised. Please contact Paul Johnson, as above, if you require further details of this part of the proceedings.

Details of the planning application are as follows:

Description: Mixed use development on 143.13 hectares of land comprising: residential development for up to 2,675 dwellings and apartments (comprising 2,635 x Use Class C3 and 40 x Live Work Units - Sui Generis); up to 24ha of stand-alone employment land (comprising up to 17ha Use Class B1a and up to 7ha Use Class B1b/c, B2 and B8); Retail/Food and Drink facilities in Employment Hub up to 900sqm (Use Class A1/A3/A4); 120 Bed Hotel up to 3,800 sqm (Use Class C1); Rail Halt (0.45ha Use Class Sui Generis); Education provision to include a Secondary School (8.28ha) (to incorporate Built Sports Centre up to 1,550sqm Use Class D2), 2 no. Primary Schools (total 5ha) and 2 no. Childrens Nurseries (total 0.8ha) (all Use Class D1); Mixed-Use Centre to comprise Community Facilities up to 3,000sqm; Dental Surgery up to 800sqm; Health Centre up to 2,100sqm (All Use Class D1); 70 Bed Extra Care Facility up to 12,500sqm (Use Class C2); Public House up to 800sqm (Use Class A4); Opticians up to 600sqm (Use Class A1/A2); Retail/Services/Food and Drink facilities up to 500sqm (Use Classes A1, A2, A3 and A5); Business Offices up to 500sqm (Use Class B1) and Retail Supermarket up to 2,787sqm gross (Use Class A1); together with; supporting infrastructure and facilities including demolition, ground works and remediation, highways, utilities, landscaping, sustainable urban drainage system, wildlife water basins and public open space. Outline application including access, with all other matters reserved.

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Application No: PT14/3867/O