The views of local residents should be heard “loud and clear” as plans progress to build almost 2,000 houses on the Woodlands Golf Course site, Conservative councillors say.
Cllrs Ben Randles, Terri Cullen, Franklin Owusu-Antwi and Matthew Riddle, South Gloucestershire’s Conservative councillors for Bradley Stoke and Severn Vale, have raised their concerns over plans for the Woodlands development following a recent public consultation.
Developers South West Strategic Developments (SWSD) launched a consultation last month on their plans to build 1,750 homes on the site before a formal planning application is submitted.
The site is also included in South Gloucestershire Council’s draft Local Plan, which outlines where housing developments are likely to be built over the next 20 years.
But Ben, Terri, Franklin and Matthew have major concerns about the development, and have today renewed their commitment to representing the interests of local residents throughout the application process.
The councillors have cited concerns around large increases in traffic, strains on local services and increased levels of pollution as major problems with the development.
Cllr Terri Cullen, Conservative councillor for Bradley Stoke North, said: “It’s important to ensure that new houses are built in the right locations but the proposal for almost 2,000 homes on the Woodlands Golf Course site looks to me like the wrong development in the wrong location.
“These proposals could be enormously damaging for Bradley Stoke and the surrounding area, and we remain committed to ensuring residents’ voices are heard loud and clear.”
Cllr Matthew Riddle, Conservative councillor for Severn Vale, said: “Local residents are worried that a development of such enormous scale on this site could result in traffic chaos on the roads and could make everyday life increasingly difficult for people who live nearby.
“While we recognise the need for more housing, it’s equally important to ensure that developments that come forward are the right ones in the right areas.”