News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Support for law change following cyclists’ death

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    The families of Ross and Clare Simons, the couple killed in Hanham earlier this year when they were knocked off their tandem by a disqualified driver, have now launched an on-line petition calling for a change in the sentencing law. …

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  • K2 – Lorries continue to cause misery for Park Road residents

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    Last week, our pictures of a lorry going the wrong way down Dunster Road and mounting the kerb outside the entrance to Castle School brought an apology from Taylor Wimpey to local residents. Although this was portrayed as one off …

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  • Queen’s Head to be converted into a house

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    The future of the Queen’s Head in Willsbridge has finally been resolved – but not as a pub. South Gloucestershire planners have recently given permission for change of use on the Grade 2 listed building to be converted into a …

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  • K2 – Council officials and residents to meet

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    B&NES Head of Planning and chief Enforcement Officer are to sit down with local residents and members of KRAK2 (Keynsham Residents Against K2) next month to explain the Council’s position over what are seen as persistent breaches of Taylor Wimpey’s …

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  • Somerdale plans published and still only one access

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    As we reported in Issue 269, the Taylor Wimpey planning application to redevelop the Cadbury site at Somerdale has now been validated by B&NES Council and is open to public consultation.  As expected, it is a ‘hybrid’ application comprising of …

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  • Another chance to see Roman Mosaics

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    Stonework from Keynsham Abbey and the Roman Mosaics from the villa at Durley Hill will be on show this weekend as part of Bath & North East Somerset’s Adult Learner’s Week. The Pixash Archaeological Store on Pixash Lane (next to …

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  • Another chance to see progress on Keynsham Civic Centre

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    The next opportunity for Keynsham residents to hear about the progress being made by Bath & North East Somerset Council and Willmott Dixon on the £34 million regeneration of Keynsham town centre has been announced. On Wednesday 26th June at …

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  • Taylor Wimpey submits plans for Somerdale

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    Developer Taylor Wimpey has submitted a planning application to redevelop the Somerdale site in Keynsham. Head of Planning Services Lisa Bartlett told members of B&NES Development Control Committee that the application had been received by the Council and that officers …

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  • Council rejects Saltford housing plan – ‘if it had been in a position to do so!’

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    House builder Crest Nicholson was  slammed for its actions over the proposal to build houses on Green Belt land at Manor Road, Saltford during last week’s meeting of B&NES Council Development Control Committee.  Saltford Councillor Mathew Blankley described the application …

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  • Plans for 295 homes in Whitchurch thrown out

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    B&NES Council Development Control Committee voted unanimously to reject a second application by Robert Hitchins Ltd. to build 295 house on Green Belt land to the north of OrchardPark, Staunton Lane. Two years ago, a similar application was refused and …

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