South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Policies, Sites and Places Plan - Regulation 18 Consultation (2015)

South Gloucestershire Local Plan: Policies, Sites and Places Plan - Regulation 18 Consultation (2015)

Appendix 2: Community Aspirations

Aspirations, relevant to land use planning, have been identified with our communities through consultation in preparing the PSP Plan. These community aspirations are set out below.

The Council will seek to work with its partners including Town/Parish Councils and developers to try to achieve the delivery of these aspirations where opportunities arise. As aspirations they will have limited weight, are not policy and may not have any funding resource identified.  However, in the event that an application comes forward and is relevant to one of the identified community aspirations in the Plan, the Council would have regard to this as a material consideration in the determination of such a planning application. The weight that can be attached will, to a large extent, be dependent on whether the decision taker considers there is a reasonable prospect that the proposal can come forward and complies with the statutory and legislative provisions required as part of determining a planning application. In these cases, further evidence may be required from the community, to justify the aspiration.

Acton Turville Parish

No community aspirations have been identified through the PSP Plan

Almondsbury Parish

Ensure adequate primary school places are available at Almondsbury school

Improvements in the rural transport network to complement the transport network in the urban areas

Provision of village shops/post office within the villages

Provision of new playing fields/green spaces

Alveston Parish

No community aspirations have been identified through the PSP Plan

Aust Parish

Provision of allotments

Provision of a play area

Support for delivery of a Park and Ride scheme by re-using the Greenacres site, and/or re-use the site for the provision of the above uses

Removal of wide load lay-by to improve safety/visibility

Off street parking for commuters and car sharers to avoid parking on Passage Road near its junction with the A403, and in the main street of Aust village

If and when a new power station at Oldbury is constructed, seek the appropriate routing of construction and other traffic

Badminton Parish

No community aspirations have been identified through the PSP Plan

Bitton Parish

Enhance the maintenance and signage of Bridleways/Public Rights of

Way

Re-development of brownfield sites with appropriate community infrastructure

New play area(s)

Provision of a community and youth building

Multifunctional space with access to all throughout the Parish

Accommodation suitable for older people and smaller households

Support the principle of the extension of the Avon Valley Railway towards Bath, alongside the existing Bristol to Bath cycle/walkway

Bradley Stoke Parish

Enhanced public transport

Ensure adequate parking provision throughout the town

Seek sufficient health facilities in the town

Seek sufficient sports and leisure facilities

Seek additional leisure facilities - new cinema/theatre

Seek additional recreational areas and facilities - new public park, new allotments and remembrance garden

Seek additional recreational, leisure youth facilities - BMX / MTB track and skate park

Charfield Parish

Measures to reduce speed and provision of crossing facilities

Provision of a greater number and range of retail facilities

Seek improvements to road and pedestrian safety

Seek provision of youth facilities

Seek provision of allotments

Seek provision of local GP health facilities

Seek provision of café

Seek pedestrian and cycleway links to neighbouring towns and villages

Accommodation suitable for older people and smaller households

Cold Ashton Parish

No community aspirations have been identified through the PSP Plan

Cromhall Parish

Creation of a focal point for the community

Seek opportunities to consolidate or relocate community facilities in more accessible location/s

Seek improvements to local pedestrian access to facilities

Accommodation suitable for older people, smaller households and self- build

Dodington Parish

Seek opportunities to improve road and pedestrian safety through new development

Increase in number of single storey dwelling units in new housing development

Seek opportunities to increase capacity of community meeting space

Seek opportunities to improve and increase the capacity of formal and informal recreational facilities

Downend and Bromley Parish

Seek an increase in smaller, single storey dwelling units for older people

Seek increase in provision of sport facilities for young people

Seek opportunities to increase capacity of community meeting space in Bromley Heath

Seek provision of local GP health facilities

Seek to ensure that future development is carried out sympathetically and in keeping

Doynton Parish

Seek improvements to road and pedestrian safety

Additional and improved leisure facilities

Accommodation suitable for smaller households

Dyrham and Hinton Parish

Protect and enhance village hall's role as focus for community

Accommodation suitable for smaller households/starter homes e.g. 1-2 bedrooms or self-build

Emersons Green Parish (Established in consultation with the now replaced Mangotsfield Rural Parish Council)

Ensure highway infrastructure is suitable for traffic demand

Ensure local highway infrastructure and parking provision are suitable for traffic demand

Provision of a link road between Emersons Green and M4

Secure suitable allotment provision

Provision of adequate library facilities

Provision of built leisure facilities including for swimming

Provision of facilities for young people

Provision of public transport links between Emersons Green and Southmead Hospital

Falfield Parish

Improved public transport and links to nearby towns and village centres

Seek additional and improvement of community facilities; in particular for play

Ensure sufficient health, education and other facilities are available

Seek improvements to road safety for cyclists and pedestrians

Accommodation suitable for smaller households and older people (single story dwellings).

Filton Parish

Sufficient primary school places

Protect and enhance facilities and accommodation for elderly people

Make provision for smaller affordable lifetime homes

Retain and enhance Engineering and Aerospace technology employment

Regeneration project for the shopping area that fronts A38 from the Vets leading down to Church Road

Seek improvements to the shopping area near the Bulldog Public House on Filton Ave, Northville

Frampton Cotterell Parish

Promote and protect local sense of identity

Promote and protect suitable design in new development

Ensure sufficient suitable health facilities are available

Increased provision of and improvements to safe cyclist and pedestrian routes

Seek opportunities to improve local streets and public places to introduce safe places for play

Improvements to road and pedestrian safety measures, especially along routes which link residential areas and community facilities

Identify and protect buildings worthy of local listing

Promote and protect locally important landscape and street scape features; specifically green verges and pennant stone walls

Support for Community Green Energy projects

Promote small scale employment workshop units

Support for schemes which enhance visual amenity, pedestrian safety and recreational value of spaces along highways

Seek opportunities to create shared space and aesthetic improvements in residential areas which improve residential amenity and protect pedestrian and cyclist safety

Identify features of the built and natural environment which are most valued; these should be protected

Support planting of species which reflect local horticultural heritage

Increase capacity of community space in the Pavilion, School Road

Retain surplus school facilities for community use

Provision of additional playing fields

Protect areas of recognised wildlife value

Provision of facilities and activities for young people

Accommodation for smaller households, starter homes and self-build

Hanham Abbots Parish

Promote and protect locally important landscape features, such as dry stone walls

Hanham Parish

Ensure adequate parking provision especially in town centre

Improve traffic flow on main road highway infrastructure

Support a Park & Ride site close to Hanham

Promote and protect locally important landscape and streetscape features, especially pennant stone walls

Hawkesbury Parish

Improvements in traffic speed and parking

Better broadband speed

Improved public transport links

Introduce gas supply to village

Keep existing facilities such as shop, post office, school and pubs

Hill Parish

No community aspirations have been identified through the PSP Plan

Horton Parish

Accommodation suitable for smaller households (1-2 bed)

Iron Acton Parish

Improved public transport links

Ensure highway infrastructure is suitable for traffic demand

Ensure drainage and water supply infrastructure is suitable

Accommodation suitable for older people, smaller households and self-build (Iron Acton)

Little Sodbury Parish

No community aspirations have been identified through the PSP Plan

Marshfield Parish

Support for Community Green Energy initiatives and projects

Ensure adequate and suitable car parking to support village centre

Relocation and upgrade of doctor surgery

Ensure adequate primary school places are available

Improved public transport to access facilities out of village

Oldbury Parish

Ensure appropriate flood management arrangements are in place

Accommodation suitable for older people, families (3-4 bed) and smaller households (1-2 bed)

Concern has been expressed about the embryonic proposals for the new nuclear build

Oldland Parish

No community aspirations have been identified through the PSP Plan

Olveston Parish

Accommodation suitable for older people (people wishing to downsize) and smaller households

Improved public transport links with Thornbury and Bristol at suitable times of the day/night

Improved drainage

Improve traffic and parking arrangements in Olveston and Tockington

Increase provision and capacity of burial ground

Provision of recreation ground and play area in village

Patchway Parish

Ensure highway infrastructure is suitable for traffic demand and road, cyclist and pedestrian safety

Ensure connections develop to integrate Charlton Hayes residents into existing communities

Protect and enhance where possible existing community facilities

Enhance indoor and outdoor sport and recreation facilities

Supportive of retention and expansion of existing Gypsy & Travellers site

Pilning and Severn Beach Parish

Modernise and increase capacity of village hall

Pucklechurch Parish

Improve public transport and pedestrian/cyclist links and routes, particularly to and from Emersons Green

Modernise and increase capacity of existing village hall

Retain and protect employment land

Provision of suitable sports facilities

Support suitable development at Oaktree Avenue

Seek a new community hall in Shortwood

Provision of new facilities for young people

Improve access to facilities for people with disabilities and pushchair users

Accommodation suitable for older people

Provision of suitable sewerage infrastructure

Ensure there is good public transport

Appropriate management of traffic on local highway infrastructure

Rangeworthy Parish

Provision of suitable sewerage infrastructure

Ensure there is good public transport

Appropriate management of traffic on local highway infrastructure

Provision of allotments

Provision of recreation facilities for young people

Accommodation suitable for older people wishing to downsize

Rockhampton Parish

Suitable land drainage system and protection from flooding

Measures to control impacts of construction from Oldbury power station development

Affordable accommodation, suitable for young families from the local area, is seen as a priority

Siston Parish

Provision of additional allotments

Provision of a multi-use sports facility

Ensure suitable maintenance of community facilities and open spaces

Protection of condition of Commons

Wish to consider change of use from safeguarded employment at Chapel Lane to residential

Accommodation for older people, smaller households and self-build

Warden controlled sheltered accommodation with guest accommodation and facilities

Sodbury Parish

Provision of a community building in town centre with town council offices

Provision of allotments

Development of Old Sodbury School

Accommodation for smaller households/starter homes e.g. 1-2 bedrooms.

Area of land behind Community Orchard to be reclassified to enable development as a Car Park for visitors to the town

Consider provision of on-site parking/dropping off point at St John's Mead School

Stoke Gifford Parish

Enhance and improve the range and availability of community/sports facilities across the parish

Recognition of the draft Town Centre proposals

Stoke Lodge and the Common Parish

Newly established Parish (May 2015)- No identified aspirations

Thornbury Parish

Ensure sufficient facilities and infrastructure to support the large scale development already permitted

Protect the visual amenity and open character of some areas in the town

Protect and enhance long term employment opportunities

Provision of extra care housing, new hospital and health facility

Provision of single storey dwellings in new residential developments

Redevelopment of Thornbury Grammar school site should include provision of extra care housing and open space accessible to the community, especially given its proximity to town centre

Tormarton Parish

Ensure safe and sufficient parking provision

Provision of a park and share facility

Accommodation suitable for young families (2-3 bed)

Tortworth Parish

Support and protect viability of Tortworth school and other community activities

Ensure highway infrastructure is suitable for traffic demand and improvements in road safety

Tytherington Parish

Ensure suitable drainage and sewerage infrastructure to support growth in development

Provision of suitable modern communication infrastructure

Accommodation suitable for older people and smaller households to allow older people from all parts of the community to stay in the community

Unparished areas of Kingswood and Staple Hill

Provision of more and better quality open spaces in older areas

Whitfield Tabernacle to be turned into a centrepiece for Kingswood and form part of a Wesley Heritage Trail

Significant local buildings which are standing vacant to be brought back into use

Improvements shop fronts and the public realm including promotion of disabled access

Improvements to public toilets and public transport waiting facilities

Support the evening economy, through lighting and public transport provision

Pursue opportunities to centralise community facilities

Improve bus links to hospitals

Westerleigh Parish

Provision of allotments

Better access to medical services

Improvements in public transport

Accommodation suitable for smaller households and starter homes

Wick and Abson Parish

Provision of hydroelectric system in local nature reserve

Protect local nature reserve

Provision and improvement of community facilities

Accommodation for smaller households (1-3 bed) and self-build (Wick)

The Parish Council would welcome and engage with any restoration of Wick Quarry into a sustainable concern. The Parish Council sees that a plan led approach using a consultative approach would lead to the best outcome for the community and the wildlife habitats. The Parish Council recognises that the quarry site offers potential opportunities for employment, academic research and educational leisure activities. However, this would have to be balanced by the existing constraints, including the site's Green Belt status, and the existing planning permission for the restoration of the quarry. The Parish Council acknowledges that, subject to overcoming all other planning constraints, the restoration of the quarry to maximise its benefits for biodiversity is best delivered through partnership working with key stakeholders, appropriate ecological surveys and a landscape and ecological management plan as part of any planning application

Wickwar Parish

Ensure highway infrastructure is suitable for traffic demand and improvements in road safety

Ensure provision of adequate and suitable infrastructure

Increase and promote use of open space for outdoor sport and recreation activities

Winterbourne Parish

Ensure provision of adequate and suitable infrastructure to support any future growth

Provision and improvement of public open space for informal leisure and community activities as well as formal open space and facilities for outdoor sport

Recognise adopted Village Design Statements

Accommodation for young people (1-2 bed)

Provision and improvement of play area and open space at Winterbourne Down

Yate Parish

Improvements to local highway infrastructure and public transport to improve traffic flow and links to key destinations

Protection of open spaces

Increase opportunities for small firms, self-employed and independent retailers to establish themselves

Identify and protect sites for community infrastructure

Protection of important heritage and conservation sites

Support for an arts venue at Elswick Park (formerly Sea Stores)

Support for integrated sports facility at YOSC

Enhance existing community buildings

Provision of additional allotments

Provision of facilities for older people

Provision of large venue for worship

Increase health provision in central location

Increase employment opportunities in existing industrial estates by intensifying retail related manufacturing and assembly

Improvements to facilities at Yate Station