West of England Joint Spatial Plan

West of England Joint Spatial Plan: Publication - November 2017

POLICY 7.10: COALPIT HEATH - SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Land to the east of Coalpit Heath will deliver a new neighbourhood that responds positively to the locality's rich mining heritage and visually prominent aspect.The new neighbourhood should also comply with the following key strategic principles and infrastructure requirements:

  • Provide around 1800 dwellings, including affordable housing, to be developed within the plan period.
  • Provide a new local centre incorporating a new primary school, local retail outlet, & community facility/hub, and a second primary school (subject to further testing) plus contributions to a new or expanded secondary school in the wider locality.
  • Incorporate up to 5ha of employment land (B-use classes).
  • Provide or contribute to a strategic transport package including: Metrobus extension to Yate and Chipping Sodbury, A432 Park and Ride, Yate Rail Station enhancement, the Winterbourne and Frampton Cotterell Bypass, strategic cycle route and local bus services. Vehicular access will be off Badminton Road/Frog Lane, Roundways and Woodside Road.
  • Establish a Green Infrastructure network that will reinforce a new Green Belt boundary along the rail cutting, provide attractive routes through the site to the nearby countryside (including along the historic Dramway), break up development impact along the ridgeline and protect the setting of nearby Listed Buildings.