Latest News (Updated 8 October 2019)
Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES) launched a consultation in November 2018 focusing on public realm improvements in Keynsham Town Centre, which the Council believes will make the enviroment more accessible and attractive.
Improvements to the public realm were highlighted as a key priority by local people in the consultations that informed the Keynsham Town Plan, Keynsham Transport Strategy and B&NES Placemaking Plan. The January 2018 consultation further reinforced the importance of these improvements to local people.
Potential areas for improvement included footpath decluttering, widening and resurfacing, better cycling and bus stop facilities and new seating, street lights and trees.
The consultation ran between 22 November 2018 and 11 January 2019 which was available online and consultation materials were also available to view and comment on at a drop in session at the Civic Centre on 22 November and at the Keynsham Library. All consultation material can be found here.
Plans were revised as a result of feedback received during the consultation and were presented and approved at Council's Cabinet meeting on 6 February 2019. The Council submitted a funding bid to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for a £1.5 million grant in March 2019 which was approved at the WECA Joint Committee on Friday 14 June. This investment will be supplemented by £193,000 Section 106 funding.
The investment will help to deliver the first phase of permanent improvements to the public space between Charlton Road and Rock Road. A further round of consultation on the details of the design will take place later this year, with work on the improvements expected to begin in spring 2020.
Ground and drainage investigation works are planned from Monday 14 October 2019 for two weeks which will require some lane and road closures. For detailed information please see the notice in the Documents section of this page. Thank you for your patience.
View the Keynsham Town Plan
View the Keynsham Transport Strategy
View the Placemaking Plan