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Controversial Cribbs Causeway expansion gets go ahead

The entrance to the Mall at Cribbs Causeway Credit: ITV News

A major expansion of the Mall at Cribbs Causeway has been given the green light by South Gloucestershire Council. It will still need to be approved by the Secretary of State.

The scheme includes more than 35,000 square metres of retail floor space, leisure, and hotel and restaurant facilities alongside a new multi-storey car park, an events plaza and up to 150 residential apartments.

This new bridge is just part of the transformation planned for Cribbs Causeway Credit: M&G Real Estate

It will include a new bus station, which will cater for local and MetroBus services. A footbridge will also be built over Merlin Road for pedestrians and cyclists.

The expansion will include a new bus station, serving the Metrobus route Credit: M&G Real Estate

This application contains significant new provision for shopping at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway which will bring up to 3,000 more jobs to South Gloucestershire and continue to generate economic prosperity across the region.

The council sees this £300m investment at Cribbs Causeway as a vital step in providing a vibrant town centre to better meet the needs of the existing and new communities in the north-west fringe of Bristol.

– Cllr Trevor Jones, Chair of South Gloucestershire Council’s DC West Committee
Looking at the expansion plans for The Mall at Cribbs Causeway Credit: ITV News

While this is an amazing opportunity for South Gloucestershire, nearby towns and cities, including Newport, Bristol, Bath, Swindon and even Taunton are concerned about the impact such an expansion would have on their trade.

Expansion plans for The Mall at Cribbs Causeway Credit: M&G Real Estate