Bath & North East Somerset Council’s draft transport and developments plans set for late summer consultation
Proposals that would help reduce car use and the impacts of car travel in Bath and North East Somerset, will go out to public consultation alongside the Local Plan Partial Update.
Bath and North East Somerset Council declared Climate and Ecological emergencies with a target to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2030. Transport accounts for 29% of B&NES’ carbon emissions and with that in mind the council has set the following targets:
to reduce vehicle mileage by 25% per person
a shift to 76% ULEV and 14% hybrid vehicles
only 10% of vehicles to be powered by petrol and diesel
The draft Transport and Development Supplementary Planning Document aims to support changes to key transport policies set out in the Local Plan Partial update and if approved would be used by the council to assess development plans, proposals and requirements, where planning permission is sought.
The draft Transport and Development Supplementary Planning Document covers the following topic areas:
Walking & Cycling: including design requirements for accessibility, safety and security, comfort, and legibility.
Parking: information on how development should accommodate different types of car and cycle parking.
Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles: the provision of charging infrastructure for new residential and business developments.
Travel Plans: a checklist to provide clarity on what is expected to be included.
The draft SPD will go out for public consultation for six weeks from 27 August to 8 October.