The future of Thornbury High Street has been decided, with the road set to remain closed to through traffic.

South Gloucestershire Council's Cabinet this afternoon approved plans for the road to stay shut, other than for deliveries and pick ups/drop offs.

While the eight Conservative councillors who make up the Cabinet were unanimous in their decision, they faced strong opposition from members of the public.

Fifty-two residents made submissions against the proposals ahead of the meeting. 

An amendment to the proposals was made, with more on street Blue Badge parking spaces to be created along the high street.

This is something MP Luke Hall had called for, having previously said the plans were unacceptable. 

Reacting to the decision in a Facebook post the MP said: "It’s good news that the Council have listened to Thornbury residents and agreed to improving on street Blue Badge Parking on the High Street.

"We will be pushing for these new spaces to be introduced as quickly as possible.

"It's good news that South Gloucestershire Council have prevented a full pedestrianisation of the High Street, and have agreed to more Blue Badge Parking, but there are still concerns to address.

"I will continue to push for the right level of access to the High Street, including opening of Soapers Lane, as well as ensuring we have sufficient enforcement along the High Street for families and businesses."

The meeting was delayed due to technical difficulties before eventually taking place without the usual online webcast.

To read more about the proposals click the link below.

Thornbury High Street set to stay closed except for deliveries and drop-offs