Have say on green space and development in Keynsham in Placemaking Plan

Published on: 04 Dec 2014

Residents are being asked to help decide how public sites in and around Keynsham and Saltford should be developed in future – and which should be protected as green space.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is asking for views as it draws up its draft Placemaking Plan – a document that will shape how sites are used and guide how planning applications for each location are decided.

Among the ideas up for discussion in Keynsham are what should happen to the Riverside complex – where the council proposes creating a mix of office, residential and retail use – and Ashton Way car park as the potential site for a new leisure centre.

The plan also lays out proposals for a redeveloped waste facility at Pixash Lane as well as suggesting sites for protected “Local Green Spaces”, which include land west of St John’s Court, the Old Rec off Carpenters Lane, a nature reserve at the Hams, Somerdale, and land at Breaches Gate between Keynsham and Saltford.

The public now have until January 30, 2015, to comment on any aspect of the Placemaking Plan, which covers the whole of B&NES and can be examined in full at www.bathnes.gov.uk/placemakingplan, where there is an interactive map of all the sites affected.

The plan is also available at Keynsham One-Stop Shop, which will also host a drop-in information event on Monday, December 8, from 4-8pm. Comments can be made online via the Placemaking Plan webpage, emailed to placemakingplan@bathnes.gov.uk or in a letter to Planning Policy, Bath & North East Somerset Council, PO Box 5006, Bath BA1 1JG.  Call 01225 477548 with queries.

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