Latest News (Updated 14 February 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 will now submit a Full Business Case to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for a £1.5 million grant in March 2019. This will be supplemented by £193,000 Section 106 funding. If the funding bid is successful it is expected improvement works could begin in Spring 2020.

 


Other links:

View the Keynsham Town Plan

View the Keynsham Transport Strategy

View the Placemaking Plan

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