Ashton Vale-Temple Meads Community Involvement


Read a summary and overview of the scheme at Spring 2010

Between September and October 2009 the Project team, with the help of the Bristol Neighbourhood Planning Network (NPN) the independent voluntary organisation of neighbourhood groups across Bristol, are setting up an ongoing opportunity for representatives of communities close to the proposed route to be involved in deciding the details of the rapid transit proposals.

In addition to neighbourhood groups, representatives from cycling, pedestrian, motoring, motorcycle, and civic groups have been invited in order to ensure a cross section of views is obtained from different groups and interests.

Attendance at these meetings will not affect any individuals or groups rights to object in principle or in detail of the bus rapid transit route from Ashton Vale –Temple Meds as it moves through the statutory process.  However this is the only opportunity that will be available to be involved at this level of detail prior to the council’s applications for the necessary powers to build and operate the route.

This diagram shows how the scheme development process fits in with the different types of community engagement.

On the left are links to more information about rapid transit, including the consultation material used in November 2008 and the full major scheme bid as submitted to the Department for Transport.

On 10 September  2009, a meeting was held with the Bristol Neighbourhood Planning Network. To see the presentation made at this meeting, click here

On 24 September  2009, a presentation was made to the Bristol Cycle Forum, to which representatives of the North Somerset Cycle Forum were invited.  See a copy of the Cycle Forum presentation.

On 21 October 2009 a second meeting was held with representatives of the Bristol Neighbourhood Planning Network, responding to issues raised at the first meeting and asking for feedback on other issues. See the presentation given at the meeting

 We also made available pictures of options for Ashton Avenue Bridge that have to be costed by the project team and considered by English Heritage before any desision is taken.

A third meeting with representatives of the Bristol Neighbourhood Planning Network took place on 11 November 2009 where, the presentation, as well as answering question raised about Prince Streeet Bridge and other specific road junctions  information about the emerging design guide was passed on.

Read a full resume of the questions and issues raised at all three meetings, with the project teams responses.

The permissions for the route will be applied for by a Transport and Works Act order. See the these pages for information about how to take part in the process.

See design options for the Arnofini/Prince Street Bridge stop.

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