Calls for south Keynsham ring road to serve new estates

February 05 2016

Keynsham councillors have renewed calls for a relief road to directly link new homes in the south of Keynsham to a main route.

February 2016

Keynsham councillors have renewed calls for a relief road to directly link new homes in the south of Keynsham to a main route.

A direct link to Charlton Road from the Meadows development would ease growing pressure on residential streets in the area and the town centre, say councillors Alan Hale and Lisa O’Brien.

The proposed relief road would link Charlton Road to Park Road, running south of Abbotts Wood.

A number of housing developments are at various stages in the area, with The Meadows (K2B) and Bilbie Green (K2A) under construction and plans for Bloor Homes’ (see Page 4) and Persimmon Homes’ sites being drawn up.

The councillors have met with transport officers from Bath and North East Somerset Council to discuss the idea, urging them to make a relief road a condition of planning permission for new developments.

Cllr Hale said: “At the moment, residents in south Keynsham, especially those on Park Road and Dunster Road, are faced with increasing numbers of vehicles needing to access The Meadows development, including construction traffic.

“Not only does this send more traffic through residential streets and the town centre, but it’s also unfair on residents of The Meadows who have no direct access to Charlton Road.”

Cllr O’Brien added: “We’ve met with B&NES transport officers to discuss the need for action to be taken to reduce traffic in our town, including the idea of this relief road.

“While we are aware there isn’t a budget in place for this road at the moment, our hope would be that the council could leverage contributions from the developer to help fund the road.”