Brand new community centres in Harry Stoke and Yate set for a £200,000 boost to improve environmental performance.

The two planned investments for new buildings in Harry Stoke and Yate will enable South Gloucestershire Council to continue its leadership in the delivery of high-quality design developments, supporting new and growing communities with the infrastructure needed whilst delivering more sustainability to our area and taking positive action to deliver on the target of being carbon neutral by 2030.

A total of £60,000 from the Council’s Climate Emergency Budget is set to be used to improve the energy credentials of the current design of the new community centre in the Highbrook Park development in Harry Stoke with the target of achieving a Passivhaus standard. This investment comes on top of funding already secured from the developer by the Council’s Conservative Administration.

A further £140,000 investment is also set to be made by the Conservative-run Council to support their existing investment into the new community building for the Ladden Garden Village development in Yate, improving the energy efficiency of the design to meet Passivhaus standards.

Cllr Rachael Hunt, Cabinet Member for Communities and Local Place, said: “I am pleased we are in a position to be able to provide a further funding boost to these new buildings, meeting our Climate Emergency targets whilst supporting our communities with the infrastructure they need. This investment will not only raise the environmental standards of the centres, improving cost efficiency and reducing carbon, it will also help to create more enjoyable community settings for the people of Harry Stoke and Yate.”

Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall said: “It is great to see local Conservatives leading once again on work to tackle the Climate Emergency and improve facilities in Yate. I look forward to the new community centre being built and cannot wait to see the doors open for the whole of Yate to enjoy.”