Councillors consider part-night lighting changes
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Under the proposals, lights in urban areas that are included within the district’s ‘part-night’ lighting scheme will remain lit for an extra hour from midnight to 1am.
The changes to the policy’s standard hours aim to support South Gloucestershire’s night-time economies and aid night-time travelling and will be introduced during the coming year.
Other items to be considered by the Committee this month include the council’s detailed planning blueprint for the Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood, following public consultation and engagement carried out during January and February.
The new neighbourhood will see the construction of 5,700 new homes in the coming decade as well as the creation of a new Enterprise Area focused on the aerospace sector, with the potential to create thousands of new jobs for local people.
The planning document will guide the development of the new neighbourhood, including the delivery of the new health, education and leisure facilities, and new transport infrastructure, that the new community will require.
In a separate, but related item, councillors will also receive a consultants’ report on the future location and role of rail stations in the North Fringe area. The report recommends that Parkway station should remain the area’s main rail transport interchange and confirms the case for two new rail stations on a reopened Henbury line in the Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood. The report will inform the development of the second phase of the West of England’s MetroWest suburban rail network.
Also on this month’s agenda, councillors will consider proposals to allocate local transport capital funds to extend night-time lighting on the Bristol to Bath cycle path from the Staple Hill tunnel to Mangotsfield station.
The council has already allocated £50,000 of funding to light the cycle path from the Bristol boundary to Staple Hill and the proposal to extend the scheme aims to further encourage use of the path by improving safety and security for cyclists and walkers.
The committee meeting takes place at 3.00pm at the Filton Community Association, Elm Park, Filton BS34 7PS. Members of the public are welcome to attend and agenda papers are available to view online at http://bit.ly/PWYazw
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