Council leaders and MPs have held round-table talks to address the North-South traffic issues affecting Bath & North East Somerset and neighbours Wiltshire Council.
The move follows a recommendation, approved by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s cabinet to work with Wiltshire Council, and the Sub-Regional Transport Board, to complete a strategic study into north-south connectivity between the M4 and the Dorset Coast with an aim of making the A350 the strategic route and limiting HGV use of Cleveland Bridge.
Bath & North East Somerset Council hosted a meeting, called by Bath MP Wera Hobhouse MP and joined by Michelle Donelan, MP for Chippenham. Around the table were Wiltshire Council leader Councillor Richard Clewer and Councillor Mark McClelland, Wiltshire’s cabinet member for Highways.
They were joined by Councillor Kevin Guy, Bath & North East Somerset Council leader, Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport and Councillor Richard Samuel, deputy leader and cabinet member for Economic Development and Resources.