Further funding boost for Banwell bypass

The Banwell bypass has received additional government funding through Homes England following negotiations led by North Somerset Council. The council reported last month that unprecedented inflationary pressures and the rising price of energy and building materials were pushing up delivery costs for the project. 

North Somerset Council unanimously agreed an additional £11.9m of funding at July’s Full Council meeting. Now, this has been boosted by agreement from Homes England to close the remaining funding gap and extend the funding window through to March 2026. 

It’s superb news that Homes England have strengthened their ongoing support with further funding to help us build the Banwell bypass. This is a strong endorsement of our flagship scheme and everything it can offer our communities.

Banwell bypass is set to cut congestion through Banwell whilst unlocking land for future development, providing the infrastructure needed to support growth in our area. It’s also set to deliver miles of new walking, cycling and horse-riding paths, as well as improvements to biodiversity and local habitats.

We’re grateful for Homes England and Government support for the Banwell bypass. The additional funding helps us continue our hard work to build the scheme.

Councillor Mike Bell, Leader of North Somerset Council

Find out more about the Banwell bypass at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/banwellbypass

Press Release by North Somerset Council.