First residents move in to Cambrian Green Court extra care housing

The first residents have started moving into Cambrian Green Court in Yate – South Gloucestershire Council’s first multi-million pound extra care housing development. Councillor Matthew Riddle and staff from Cambrian Green Court met some of the new residents on Friday 28th January, including Eric Ball, who has moved there from Frome House, a care home in Yate. Cllr Riddle took

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Conservatives welcome Core Strategy approval

Conservative councillors and campaigners have welcomed the approval of South Gloucestershire Council’s planning blueprint. Approved at a Full Council meeting in mid-December, the authority’s Core Strategy has set out plans for 21,500 more homes up to 2026, whilst protecting the countryside surrounding Chipping Sodbury, as well as the Shortwood Green Belt and Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). These

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Green light for extra home care hours

Conservative councillors’ view of a recent decision by South Gloucestershire Council A call by ‘out of touch’ Labour and LibDem councillors on South Gloucestershire Council to think again on plans to provide hundreds more home care hours has been dismissed by the authority’s Conservative care chief. Following a special ‘call-in’ meeting of its Community Care & Housing Select Committee back

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Council could lose £500k earmarked for disabled residents

Government cuts announced last month could mean that a local council is set to lose £500,000 that it had earmarked for spending on equipment for disabled residents, say Labour councillors. The fine print revealed by Conservative Chancellor George Osborne’s Comprehensive Spending Review of 20th October, shows that councils will no longer receive any money when council house tenants buy their

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Petition launched to save green belt (Longwell Green)

Prospective Conservative MP for Kingswood, Chris Skidmore, with local councillors John Calway and Christine Price have launched a petition to stop inappropriate development on Green Belt Land in Longwell Green. Developers are looking to build hundreds of houses on Green Belt land behind Pearsall Road and Williams Close. This is thanks to the Government’s Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) which looks

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