West of England Joint Spatial Plan

West of England Joint Spatial Plan: Publication - November 2017

POLICY 7.12: YATE - SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Land at Yate comprising two broad locations to the northwest and west of Yate will deliver a new residential neighbourhood and employment area which should comply with the following key strategic principles and infrastructure requirements:

  • A minimum of 2,000 dwellings, including affordable housing, of which at least 1,000 will be delivered within the plan period.
  • Provide a new high quality, high density, mixed-use residential neighbourhood at NW Yate that improves connections through a regenerated Beeches Industrial Estate and to the rail station.
  • The residential neighbourhood will contain a new local centre including a primary school(s) and/or all through 3-16 school, local retail and community facility/hub.
  • A significant new employment land allocation totalling approx. 30ha will also be allocated at West Yate, of which, approximately:
  1. 11ha of land south of Badminton Road will be allocated for B1 and B2 office/light industrial and research use; anD
  2. 19ha of land between the railway tracks off the Westerleigh Road will be allocated for B2/B8 and similar uses.
  • The new development areas will provide or contribute to a strategic transport package including: Metrobus extension to Yate and Chipping Sodbury, strategic cycle route, A432 Park and Ride, Yate Rail Station enhancement, Winterbourne and Frampton Cotterell Bypass and local bus services. An on-site rail crossing and a new rail bridge is also likely to be required across the Nibley Lane.
  • A Green Infrastructure network will reinforce a new Green Belt boundary, protect the river valley, linear settlement of Engine Common and Nibley Village, provide an attractive segregated route along the Frome Valley Walkway, and enhance North Road and the Frome river corridor through the Beeches Estate.
  • The historic parliamentary enclosures, which comprise small to medium sized fields, reinforced by a strong mature hedgerow network and large number of trees, north of Mission Road and east and west of North Road will also be protected by a new landscape and or Green Belt designation which will be confirmed through the new local plan.
  • Plus, early consideration of appropriate powers devolved to the West of England to enhance the prospect of land assembly, infrastructure delivery and the regeneration of existing industrial areas so also assisting bring forward a well planned and connected new residential development.