Local Group Name - Campaign to Protect Rural England

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South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire stretches from the River Severn (both of the Severn Crossings are in South Gloucestershire) and reaches almost the edge of Bath, including the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around Marshfield and Cold Ashton. 

The northern boundary lies beyond Falfield and reaches the edge of the Cotswolds AONB including the villages of Badminton and Hawkesbury Upton. The southern boundary skirts Bristol with the home of the aerospace industry at Filton and Patchway. The area is diverse with large new developments including Bradley Stoke and Emersons Green and old market towns such as Chipping Sodbury and Thornbury.

Our precious local countryside needs your help more than ever. Our committee is very small at a time when we need to challenge the threats to the area from proposed major developments. If you would like to support CPRE by becoming a member, please go to the Contact Us page. If you are already a member and would like to take a more active role in your local District we would be very pleased to hear from you even if you only have a small amount of time to spare, perhaps to write a letter or look at a planning application in an area you are familiar with. You don't need to be an expert and we can offer guidance on how to do it!

Current issues of concern in South Gloucestershire

  • Proposed Junction 18a on the M4
  • Constant ongoing pressures to build on greenfield sites 
  • Lack of employment in the area for those moving into the new houses
  • Traffic congestion on routes into Bristol
  • Need for more public transport, healthcare facilities etc.
  • Inconsistent decisions on planning applications and appeals

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