- The most important issue for us like most in Bath is the need to resolve the local effects of Bath's transport problems. The key to this is the long proposed A36-A46 Link Road, and we continue to argue for progress on this. We are also taking a close interest in the Council's plans to repair Cleveland Bridge, involving weight limits for traffic in the months to come, and major constraints on all traffic while the repair is undertaken. Detailed plans for this have now been published.
- The council has published or consulted on a wide range of different proposals said to be aimed at encouraging more healthy means of travel, but many are poorly thought out, and they are incoherent. We will be discussing this at our AGM on 21 April.
- We fully support the Sydney Gardens update project, and are members of the Steering Group overseeing how the £2.7m Lottery Fund Grant is spent. April Newsletter here .
- We were sorry that the Cleveland Pools Trust received the go ahead for their commercial scale plans to restore the Pools. The visitor numbers expected in their business plan, and the vehicle traffic they would inevitably bring , were completely inappropriate for this quiet, residential community. The CPT have now begun the implementation phase, and after much delay are now on contract with Beards. The CPT have also begun a new residents communication approach, including separate meetings with the Pool's Immediate Neighbours. We believe the best chance of limiting the damage is to co-operate with this, and encourage residents to go to these sessions and have their say. Our aim is to advocate operational approaches that don't depend on high numbers of visitors.
- We are concerned about the emerging impact of the plans to develop the Rec. The car parking provision, visual impact, and likely noise and light pollution impacts of a commercial development on this scale seem very concerning. We intend to comment when the planning application goes forward.