Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Banwell Garden Village Q14. Are there any other options you would add for accommodating strategic growth within the Garden Village near Banwell? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 4417537//4
Respondent Local Access Forum [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 08 Jan 2019
Comment

The LAF agrees that a new M5 junction would probably be key to the success of a community here.   Many of the incomers will work in Bristol or Taunton as well as |Weston.  The bridleway network in Banwell is very poor.  The LAF therefore feels that it will be crucial here that any new walking or cycle paths are formally dedicated as multi-user using the definition above, making them as inclusive as possible and giving best value for public money.  The new paths also need to be sensibly linked through to the Locking, Hutton and Sandford  areas, thus giving safety for all groups of vulnerable road users, as well as allowing people from the more urban areas to safely access this beautiful countryside.  A new path from Banwell to Sandford would connect Weston Super Mare paths to the |Strawberry Line and paths on to Bristol.  It would also enable Banwell school children to cycle to Churchill, thus promoting healthy lifestyles at an early age.  A multi-user path would keep non motor traffic off the dangerous A368 between Banwell and Sandford.

Summary
New M5 junction probably be key to success of a new community at Banwell.
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