The first public consultation event looking at possible sites for a new park and ride to the East of Bath takes place this Saturday, September 19.
The drop-in event will take place from 2 – 6pm at Bathampton Village Hall. It will be followed by another on Tuesday September 22, at The Guildhall in Bath, from 4 – 8pm and a third event at Rhymes Pavilion, Batheaston on Tuesday September 29, 3 – 7pm.
The public consultation is being run by Bath & North East Somerset Council.
Members of the public are encouraged to share their views by visiting the online consultation page where you can see plans for the different sites and compare their benefits and challenges: www.bathnes.gov.uk/eastpandr.
Cllr Tim Warren (Conservative, Mendip), Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “These plans form a key part of the Council’s wider strategy to improve transport, tackle congestion and reduce air pollution levels in and around Bath.
“We’d like to see as many local residents as possible come along to these events or take part in the online consultation. We want people to take a look at the potential sites and give us their views to help us to choose the preferred location.”
The consultation will run until early October. At the end of the consultation, officers will analyse the results, which will be put before councillors in November for a decision. Once a preferred site has been chosen it will be included in the Placemaking Plan later this year.
Members of the Bathampton Parish Council will be available on the day to discuss the Council’s viewpoint on the proposal, and we urge everyone to come along and get involved in the process. We need to know how the village feels about each location and the proposal in general so that we can accurately reflect your views.
Batheaston Forward are opposing the plans completely, and have set up an online petition to gather signatures – please visit https://www.change.org/p/bath-and-north-east-somerset-council-ben-howlett-mp-jacob-rees-mogg-mp-stop-the-park-and-ride-on-bathampton-meadows for more information.