The consultation has now closed. We analysed the responses received and then published a report on the South Gloucestershire Council website with responses to key issues raised. The information and design proposals we consulted on are available below.
Councillors on the Environment & Community Services Committee met on Wednesday 6 July to consider the next steps for the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension (CPME).
After careful consideration of the committee report, the concerns raised by local people and the costs and benefits in terms of providing rapid, reliable and convenient MetroBus services, the committee decided to progress the recommended option utilising Hatchet Road.
We are fully exploring opportunities to reduce the impacts of the scheme on adjacent landowners in relation to the issues and concerns raised during the consultation phase.
The agreed route will run between Bristol Parkway Station and The Mall bus station, via Hatchet Road, Gipsy Patch Lane, through the former Rolls Royce East Works site, along North Way, and through the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood.
Subject to securing the necessary approvals and permissions, including planning permissions for some elements of the scheme, construction is programmed to start in 2018.
The route of the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension is unchanged and still includes Hatchet Road.
The route within the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood will be designed and built by the developer, subject to planning consent from South Gloucestershire Council.
Walking and cycling
Improved cycling and walking routes will be part of the MetroBus Extension.
The Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension will cost about £35 million and will be funded through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.
Before funding is confirmed, we will be putting together a business case to ensure the project is value for money.
What happens when?
- Spring 2014 onwards Initial site surveys and preliminary design work
- Autumn/Winter 2014 Early information sharing
- Autumn/Winter 2015 Public consultation
- Winter/Spring 2016 Consultation analysis
- Summer 2016 to Summer 2017 Detailed design
- February 2018 Planning applications submitted
- 2018 Construction starts
- 2019 Gipsy Patch Lane Bridge construction
- 2021 Construction complete and services operating
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