Sunday, 30 August 2009

Bus lane - update(2)

The council is proposing more works, taken from a council press release.

Not sure that traffic is stacked up nose-to-tail most of the day. It is welcome that the works help the buses get through.

Traffic throughout much of the day, particularly during morning peak time, is stacked nose-to-tail on the A367. Bath & North East Somerset Council is proposing to install additional lengths of bus lane inbound to Bath City Centre, a junction signalisation allowing bus priority, and pedestrian improvements allowing safer crossing so that scheduled services and Odd Down Park and Ride Buses can travel past queues of traffic in moments getting passengers to Bath city centre more quickly and reliably. This will link with the existing half mile stretch of bus lane at Odd Down which benefits bus services coming from Peasedown St. John, Midsomer Norton, and Radstock by bypassing queues in moments.”

The actual works

· Additional inbound lengths of bus lane where Bear Flat approaches Wells Road and on the approach to the Wellsway/Hatfield Rd/Greenway Lane junction with signalisation of this junction to allow bus priority, and improved pedestrian crossing facilities to increase safety;

· Short length of bus lane at the lower end of Bloomfield Road allowing buses to have priority when merging with the Wellsway at Bear Flat;

· A new pedestrian refuge will also be provided at Bear Flat, allowing safer crossing of the road adjacent to an upgraded bus stop.

Seven points are dealt with by the Council in the consultation – parking on Bloomfield Road and Hatfield Road, loading at Bear Flat, congestion, speeding, left-only at Bloomfield Road, southern travel on Entry Hill, and assessment for the need of any pedestrian crossings. Residents are being asked to give their views by September 11th, let us know or contact the council transportation section.

Subsidised bus routes - 178

The council pays for certain bus routes the principal bus route for Odd Down is the 178, through to Pease Down St John and then Paulton.

If you have any comments please contact us. Alternatively if you feel there is a need for any other bus routes please contact us.

This doesn't affect the 14 or the park and ride.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Bloomfield Road

Although not in Odd Down ward, there have been a number of concerns about Bloomfield Road and parked cars. There are plans being consulted about, including traffic lights at Hatfield, and loading bays at Bear Flat

The council is looking to put in a bus lane along the Wellsway.

If you want more information please contact us.

St Gregory's School Sixth Form

St Gregory's School is looking to create a sixth form. This is a logical expansion for a successful school.

It is intending to use the land opposite the school, currently owned by Crest, to build the sixth form.

The school has a web page for the consultation, currently there is no new information.

Regional BMX meeting 2009

There is to be another regional meeting, September 6th on the Tumps

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

More housing for Bath

There is a council meeting on 1 October to discuss where we are putting the 1500 extra houses on the side of Bath, Odd Down is likely to be one option.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Don Foster at the The Green

Don has had the chance to go and look at the doors and windows at the Green. Somer really need to change these to make the flats more energy efficient.

Rush Hill closures

We have received this from the council about Rush Hill

Section 2: Rush Hill (Bath)from outside of property number 68, in a southerly direction to approximately 20 metres north of the roundabout at its junction with Frome Road / Old Fosse Road.

Phase 3:
the section of carriageway from outside of property number 68, in a south easterly direction to approximately 25 metres north west of Somerdale View, where reconstruction / resurfacing will be undertaken under a temporary road closure between 0700 and 1900 hours Friday 21st, Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th August.

Phase 4:
continuing on from Phase 3 to approximately 20 metres north of the Frome Road / Old Fosse Road roundabout, the reconstruction / resurfacing will be undertaken on the nights of 26th, 27th and 28th August under a temporary road closure between 1900 and 0700 hours.

Sainsbury's for Odd Down(3)

The planning application has been made to the council. Application number is 09/02389/OUT

Proposal: Mixed use development comprising the erection of 1) a new foodstore and associated accesses including a new roundabout at Frome Road (no matters reserved for future consideration on this part) and, 2) the erection of a category 1 care home and a retirement home (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale reserved for future consideration on this part).

It is likely that the application will be considered by the planning committee of the council, later in the year, maybe October. There are public speaking times at the committee, if you wished to speak.

If you would like to write then write to:
Planning services Trimbridge House, Trim Street, Bath, BA1 2DP

Sainbury's Video