Posts Tagged ‘Emersons Green’

New parish councils proposed for South Glos

Posted on Friday 17th May 2013 at 5:25 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council.

Two new parish councils could be created in South Gloucestershire following the council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) next Wednesday (22nd May).

Councillors will be invited to approve recommendations to create a town council for Emersons Green and a parish council for Stoke Lodge and The Common.

The recommendations follow the council’s recent review of its community governance arrangements, which considered options to create, merge or alter parish boundaries to make sure they properly reflect the communities they serve.

Residents were consulted on a range of options, with consultation activities including public exhibitions and drop-in sessions at local libraries.

After considering responses, officers recommended the creation of a new town council area to include the new Emersons Green East development, and a new parish council for Stoke Lodge and The Common.

Also on the agenda in this meeting will be the election of a new Chair and Vice-Chair of Council for the coming year.

Their duties will include representing the council at civic functions, and chairing full council meetings.

The council AGM is open to the public and takes place in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood from 7pm.

Read more: Agenda and papers for the council meeting on 22nd May

Related link: Residents back move to split Stoke Lodge from Patchway

Source: South Gloucestershire Council


Planning permission granted for park and ride at Emersons Green

Posted on Monday 28th January 2013 at 3:32 pm by SH (Editor)

The Conservatives.

A new park and ride on the A4174 Ring Road in South Gloucestershire has moved a step closer with the granting of planning permission.

A 264-space ‘multi-modal interchange’ (MMI) will be accessed off the Rosary Roundabout opposite Sainsbury’s Emersons Green store and is being built as part of the new Emersons Green East development, which has permission for over 2,500 new homes, two primary schools and land for a new secondary school.

After the developers agreed to make contributions towards improving local infrastructure, planning permission for the park and ride was granted on 11th January.

The park and ride – which forms part of the £102m North Fringe to Hengrove rapid transit scheme – has to be built by the time the 400th new home is completed and will also be funded by the developer.

Local Conservative councillors for Emersons Green, Colin Hunt, Dave Kearns and James Hunt, have welcomed this latest stage as they have been campaigning for years for measures to be introduced to ease traffic congestion on the Ring Road.

They said:

“It’s good news that after many years of campaigning we have finally reached the stage where planning permission has been granted.”

“The idea of this park and ride is to attract commuters travelling along the Ring Road towards to the M32 to use this new Park and Ride so we can reduce traffic congestion further along the A4174 and improve people’s journey times.”

“Just like the Parkway Park and Ride, we want to see this built well before the housing development is completed so we do not have to play catch up when all the new residents have moved in.”

“We now have to keep up the pressure on the developers to get on and build it as quickly as possible and not delay development as has happened elsewhere in South Gloucestershire – there are no more excuses.”

Source: Conservative Group on South Gloucestershire Council


Massive land deal paves way for thousands of new homes at Emersons Green

Posted on Thursday 22nd November 2012 at 11:53 am by SH (Editor)

Matthew Hiles of CJH Land Limited.

Bristol based land and property agents CJH Land has brokered one of the largest land transactions in the West Country in recent years.

House builder Taylor Wimpey has acquired more than 150 acres of land at Emersons Green, which will see about 2,000 homes built over the next ten years.

Specialist land and development agents, CJH Land acted on behalf of Taylor Wimpey in the acquisition of the land at Emersons Green East. Previously, the land had been owned by a consortium made up of Heron Homes, Gallagher Estates and Quintain.

The transactions, which will see Taylor Wimpey ultimately investing over £100 million, were initiated by CJH Land nearly 18 months ago.

Matthew Hiles of CJH Land said:

“We approached Gallagher Estates who owned 37.5 per cent of the land about 18 months ago. In the beginning there was a fair amount of cat and mouse between the two parties, but once a formal offer was made the deal progressed fairly quickly considering its size and the contracts were exchanged just before Christmas 2011.”

“Quintain, which is another large national property company, had a 25 per cent interest in the land and when they learnt of Taylor Wimpey’s purchase of the Gallagher Estate’s interest, they were very keen to listen to our clients. After initial discussions a deal was again quickly agreed. It always helps when you have a willing seller and a willing buyer and in this instance we certainly had that.”

The final piece of the jigsaw was the acquisition of the remaining 37.5 per cent interest of the site, which was controlled by Heron Homes.

As Taylor Wimpey had already acquired the Gallagher Estates and Quintain holdings, they knew all there was to know about the land. Again, once the “deal” was agreed, it progressed fairly quickly and completed in July of this year.

More: Development will include schools and a local centre »

Source: CJH Land Limited


Science park celebrates first anniversary with “open innovation” debate

Posted on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at 9:47 pm by SH (Editor)

The Bristol and Bath Science Park at Emersons Green, Bristol.

Open innovation is key to identifying the industries of the future on which UK prosperity will depend, and the Bristol & Bath Science Park offers an exciting place to accelerate this in the South West.

That was the message delivered by Will Hutton, who was speaking at the Bristol & Bath Science Park’s first anniversary event today (26 September).

Just one year after opening, space at The Park has been snapped up twice as fast as anticipated with over three quarters of the first phase already let.

New deals revealed today will see three international science and technology-based companies move or expand into the Grow On Centre at the Park. These include Japanese power electronics firm TDK-Lambda, a group company of the TDK Corporation, Marine Current Turbines, a Siemens company, and advanced numerical simulation research body, CFMS.

Speaking at the Science Park’s inaugural anniversary event today, co-hosted by Science City Bristol, Will Hutton, Chair of the Big Innovation Centre at the Work Foundation said:

“For Britain to compete effectively in a global economy, a strong culture of open innovation is vital to building the high value industries of the future. The South West has the ingredients in place to develop a vibrant open innovation ecosystem – international research-led Universities, major blue chip corporates, a potentially strong SME sector which embraces disruptive technologies and a developing skills base. It still falls short of a proper innovation eco-system. However the Science Park offers the potential to provide a new hub to accelerate open innovation in the region.”

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