Work to provide a new safer route to school in Yatton is set to start on Monday (8 August).
The path will provide a key link between the precinct area and the nearby school. A high-quality resin path protected by bollards will be installed along the perimeter of the Co-operative store building, including a ramp into the slightly sloping school grounds.
This will allow safer access for children and their parents/guardians from the Precinct area into the school grounds and provide an alternative to using the narrow footways on the B3133 High Street between the Co-operative car park access and the school access road.
It is the first part of a package of improvements for the village as part of the wider Connected Yatton Transport Improvements that saw support from the community as part of a public consultation in 2021.
The aim of the Connected Yatton Transport Improvements are to:
Improve safety and perceptions of safety for people walking, cycling and using other forms of active travel between North End and Yatton village centre, including trips to and from school.
Increase the proportion of journeys made by active, lower-carbon trips (such as walking, cycling and scooting) within Yatton village, particularly from new developments at North End.
Ensure the new developments at North End Yatton contribute to making the village a safe, active and attractive place to live, work, study, create, do business and spend leisure time.
As part of the Connected Yatton Transport Improvements, the new path is being funded by contributions from developments at North End Yatton, from North Somerset Council’s Integrated Transport Block (received annually from the Department for Transport) and from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) City Deal funding.
The Connected Yatton Transport Improvements are due to be delivered between November and March 2023 subject to final detailed designs being approved.