Decision details

Developing a Transport Strategy for Keynsham

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council’s Adopted Core Strategy identifies Keynsham for growth of more than 2,000 dwellings together with over 1,000 new jobs. This represents a significant increase in the size of the town which at peak times suffers from delays and congestion. Although the Council has an overall Transport Strategy in 3rd Joint Local Transport Plan 2011 to 2026, a more detailed Transport Strategy for the town is required to ensure the growth proposed can be accommodated.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that:


1)  The Cabinet noted the responses to the consultation process and the amendments made and approve the adoption of the ‘Getting around Keynsham Transport Strategy’.

2)  The Cabinet agreed the Strategy be subject to a period of engagement within Keynsham to allow the public a further opportunity to understand the proposals within the Strategy.

3)  The Cabinet delegated any further minor changes to the Getting Around Keynsham Transport Strategy to the Divisional Director Environmental Services, or the Strategic Director Place, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport.

Reasons for the decision:

The draft strategy has emerged following research and consultation with stakeholders throughout the last year. The proposals are based on current policies and the approach contained within the 3rd Joint Local Transport Plan 2011 to 2026. The authority now wishes to approve the strategy to inform and support the council’s Adopted Core Strategy and other key initiatives to regenerate Keynsham.

Alternative options considered:

The strategy has emerged following research and consultation which has considered a wide range of options. The strategy itself makes clear that further more detailed analysis of individual proposals is required. A report on consultation is attached.

Report author: Peter Dawson

Publication date: 09/07/2015

Date of decision: 08/07/2015

Decided at meeting: 08/07/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/07/2015

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