Plans to build 700 new homes on the former Cadbury site in Keynsham have been given the go ahead by Bath and North East Somerset councillors this evening. That's despite concerns about emergency response times.
It's thought the development could create a thousand jobs.
But the site only has one access point which Avon and Somerset Police fear could lead to congestion.
Multi-olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave will be in Keynsham this afternoon. He'll be joining youngsters at Wellsay School in playing dodgeball and lacrosse. It's part of a campaign to encourage kids to get involved in a wider range of sport
The town of Keynsham between Bristol and Bath is changing - virtually beyond recognition. £34 million is being spent bringing new shops, offices and jobs to the area. This evening residents get to see what progress has been made so far. Jonty Messer reports:
A meeting will be held in Keynsham this evening (Wednesday 26 June) to show plans to regenerate the town. The proposals include revamping the town centre and building new homes. Developers say it should also create new jobs for the area.
Simon Tandy, aged 47, and from Minsmere Drive in Keynsham is due at Bristol magistrates court today charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest.
It follows an incident in Minsmere Drive on 7 May.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating what happened.