Public meeting called by action group as it marks its first anniversary

October 27 2017

AN action group set up to fight for better planning in Thornbury and the surrounding area is marking its first birthday with a public meeting.

AN action group set up to fight for better planning in Thornbury and the surrounding area is marking its first birthday with a public meeting.

TRAPP'D - Thornbury Residents Against Poorly Planned Development - said it was the right time to bring local residents up to date with its campaigning.

It will be held in the Armstrong Hall on Friday, November 24, at 7.15pm and a number of local political leaders, councillors and other action groups have been invited to attend. The group hopes at least 300 residents will take the opportunity to go along.

Spokesman Roger Hall said a number of key issues would be on the agenda, including the final phase of the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) consultation, the blueprint which sets out a 20-year vision for housing, employment, transport and other infrastructure requirements in the West of England.

The group said: “We now know that the JSP will still include Buckover Garden Village and significant new developments in Thornbury, including Cleve Park which has gone to appeal, despite local residents making their opposition clearly heard through and since the initial consultation.

“We are hoping to hear answers to questions on the future development of South Gloucestershire and, in particular, Thornbury.”

It said views expressed could also help influence the South Gloucestershire Local Plan for 2018-2036.

Anyone interested in the activities of TRAPP'D should email trappdbs35@gmail.com for more information.