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Planning permission granted to new housing development

Planning permission has been granted for one of three proposed new housing developments in South Gloucestershire.

A 133-acre site at Fishpool Hill near Cribbs Causeway will be the location for 1,100 homes, as well as a primary school, transport infrastructure and community facilities, the Bristol Post reports.

Councillor Dave Hockey, chairman of the local authority's Development Control Committee, said: "In time this scheme will form part of a major new self-contained community within South Gloucestershire providing many of the new homes, jobs and infrastructure we will need in the coming years."

He added that the council appreciated all the feedback and help it had received in the lead up to this decision being made.

If planning permission is granted to a further two proposals, then a neighbourhood of 5,700 homes will be developed, as well as a number of new schools and businesses, over the next 15 years.

Plans for those schemes will be analysed over the coming months.

Posted by Helen Hughes