Issue details

Bristol to Bath Strategic Corridor, Strategic Outline Case

The BBSC seeks to improve travel between Bath and Bristol through better bus services, improvements to bus infrastructure, and develop facilities to enable more cycling and walking services and along the A4 route.

We want to provide better and more sustainable transport to help people move around more easily, reduce congestion, lower carbon emissions and improve the environment we live in.

The Strategic Outline Case (SOC) establishes the potential scope of the transport proposal. This sets out the rationale for intervention (the case for change) and confirms how the investment will further our priorities and wider government ambitions (the strategic fit) to determine the ‘preferred way forward’.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Approved

Wards affected: Keynsham East; Keynsham North; Keynsham South; Kingsmead; Newbridge; Oldfield Park; Saltford; Southdown; Twerton; Westmoreland; Weston;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/11/2021

Decision due: Not before 16th Dec 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Sarah Warren, Deputy Council Leader (statutory) and Cabinet Member for Climate and Sustainable Travel Sarah_Warren@BATHNES.GOV.UK

Lead director: Director of Sustainable Communities

Contact: Claire Nimmo, Highway Development Control & Transport Policy Manager Email: Tel: 01225 39 4338.

Consultation process

Between 26 July and 10 September 2021, over 1,700 residents and businesses took part in a transport survey along the A4 between Bristol and Bath. Views of the public on the current challenges and issues affecting travel along the A4 corridor between Bristol and Bath have informed the SOC.

Should the Strategic Outline Case be approved public consultation on the options will be undertaken in Spring/Summer 2022 as part of the Outline Business Case.


Open to all, specific stakeholder consultation also took place.

EFP Reference: E3331


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