Go ahead for 500 new homes in Thornbury
By matt_2009 | Friday, October 19, 2012, 14:07
The reality of 500 new homes on land north of Thornbury is a step closer.
Go ahead for 500 new homes in Thornbury.
Outline planning permission for the controversial scheme was given the green light at a South Gloucestershire planning committee meeting last night.
The fields in question – about the size of 70 football pitches - are about a mile from the town centre and extend from the back of The Castle secondary school towards Butt Lane.
Supporters of the scheme say that new homes will bring more families into the area and give a boost to the struggling town centre and local primary schools.
Many locals though have spoken out against the plans and want the area to be protected from the development.