Following extensive design work and two public consultations, a planning application seeking permission to build the Banwell bypass has now been submitted.
In addition to the bypass, the application also seeks to deliver enhancements in Banwell village and wider improvements to the local road and active travel networks connecting surrounding villages.
Funded through Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, the Banwell bypass would run to the north of Banwell village, removing traffic from a congestion pinch point on a key route between the A38 and Weston-super-Mare. The scheme would also deliver infrastructure that could enable future housing development, subject to the new Local Plan.
There will now be a 16-week statutory process where the Local Planning Authority will undertake further consultation before deciding whether permission can be granted for the scheme.
The Local Planning Authority’s public consultation launches today (Thursday 28 July) and will run for 30 days until Saturday 27 August.
The planning application number is 22/P/1768/R3EIA, which can be accessed online at n-somerset.gov.uk/banwellbypassapplication. The application includes all relevant supporting documentation, alongside assessments of traffic flows, ecology and local wildlife, noise assessments and more.