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A development which includes 2,675 homes, employment space, three schools and a railway station among other components has been given the green light.

Alder King submitted the initial outline application on behalf of original site owners BAE Systems and were retained by developer YTL upon purchase of the site to submit amendments to the scheme and negotiate with the council to secure consent.

The plans for Filton Airfield, South Gloucestershire, include two primary schools and a secondary school as well as community facilities, public open space and sports facilities.

Simon Fitton, partner and head of planning at Alder King, said: “We are pleased to be involved in this exciting project which will transform a significant area of north Bristol.

“It will combine new homes with a celebration of aero heritage, new employment opportunities and community infrastructure, into a new neighbourhood at the gateway into Bristol.

“It will benefit existing communities through the provision of new road and public transport infrastructure that will enable much enhanced movement across what has historically been a barrier for north/south connectivity.”

The site is part of the 50 acre Cribbs Patchway agreement, which will see 5,700 homes built over ten years with developers Deeley Freed and Taylor Wimpey also involved.

Cllr Colin Hunt, cabinet member responsible for planning, said: “The new communities planned here will be well-connected with key transport and employment hubs. A key feature of infrastructure identified on the former Filton Airfield plans is the proposed ‘North – South Public Transport Link’, which will provide a new bus link across the site connecting Merlin Road/Hayes Way to the north and Charlton Road in Brentry to the south. This link will bring significant accessibility and connectivity benefits to large areas of Bristol’s North Fringe; providing a direct public transport link from the parts of northern Bristol south of the airfield to Cribbs Patchway and the Mall area.”

Source: Insider Media

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