Bypass could divert Yate drivers away from villages

February 24 2019
Bypass could divert Yate drivers away from villages

A BYPASS enabling drivers from Yate to avoid travelling through Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell and Coalpit Heath has been included in a study on the future of transport in the region.

People are being encouraged to have their say on the scheme, which is one of a series of options in the Joint Local Transport Plan published by the West of England Combined Authority.

The transport map published with the consultation includes the options of building new roads to the east of Coalpit Heath, between Nibley and the Avon Ring Road near Emersons Green, and west of Winterbourne ending near Iron Acton.

WECA has confirmed it will fund a study which will examine the possibility of a bypass, which has previously been considered but shelved, to relive congestion on Bristol Road, Church Road, and Badminton Road.

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Frampton Cotterell Conservatives say that during campaigning for the bypass, three out of ten local residents said it was their top priority for local transport improvement.
Activist Tom Howell said: “A Frampton Cotterell bypass is something which needs to be seriously considered and I am thrilled that WECA have dedicated funding to launch a study into this vital project.”
Ladden Brook ward councillor Marian Gilpin added, “It is great to see WECA and South Gloucestershire Conservatives taking neighbourhood concerns seriously. I am pleased that we are continuing to invest in important infrastructure projects such as this.”

You can view and comment on the Joint Local Transport Plan here.

Picture shows Tory councillors Marian Gilpin, Nic Labuschagne and Trevor Jones with West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and residents Tom Howell and Jenna Hale next to the A432.