West of England Joint Spatial Plan

West of England Joint Spatial Plan: Publication - November 2017


Land at Thornbury around the town's north and eastern edge off Butt Lane & Morton Way should comply with the following key strategic principles and infrastructure requirements:

  • A maximum of 500 dwellings, including affordable housing, to be developed within the plan period.
  • The new Local Plan will establish an appropriate policy designation to ensure a permanent strategic gap between Buckover Garden Village and Thornbury.
  • Around 5ha of additional employment land on land at Crossways east of Morton Way, sensitively designed to respect the rural nature of the locality.
  • Incorporate a new convenience store/retail or community opportunity and new and enhanced public open space.
  • Establish a Green Infrastructure network that will protect Crossways & Cleve Wood, the setting of Hacket Farm, rural nature of Hacket Lane, Clay Lane & Crossways Lane, include SUDs features at Crossways to manage potential flooding at Crossways, and extend the Pickedmoor Brook Rhine streamside walk.
  • Development will also make financial contributions towards local and strategic transportation schemes, including potentially: Metrobus Extension to Thornbury (& Buckover GV), A38(N) Park & Ride, M5 J14 improvements, Charfield rail station re-opening, local bus service improvements, local highway, foot and cycle improvements.