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Liveable Neighbourhoods consultation

Better health, environments and spaces for people and business

We’d like your views on developing ‘liveable neighbourhoods’ in Bath & North East Somerset.

Liveable neighbourhoods are an important part of our plan to tackle the climate and ecological emergency and improve health across the area.

The aim is to reduce the dominance of vehicles in residential areas - particularly through-traffic - while maintaining vehicle access to homes and businesses. This can be done through a range of measures including vehicle restrictions, traffic calming, one-way streets and residents’ parking zones.

With fewer vehicles, more road space can be used to create safer opportunities for walking and cycling, ensuring fairer access to roads and encouraging more active, sustainable travel. Consideration can also be given to on-street electric vehicle charging to encourage the use of electric vehicles.

By thinking differently about how road space is used, we can also create attractive, vehicle-free areas where people can stroll, shop or sit with others outside. The aim is to reduce social isolation, foster closer communities and create lively and prosperous local high streets.

Liveable neighbourhoods are not new. They’ve been proven across the world to improve residential environments, with local communities at the heart of their design and development.

What are we consulting on?

We’ve developed three strategies that together will help to achieve our aims. These have been summarised in a consultation brochure to help you identify the key points.

We’d like your views before finalising the strategies and launching the liveable neighbourhood project.

How to take part

Please read the strategies and consultation summary before completing an online survey by Wednesday 14 October 2020.

Draft strategies:

Online survey

Those with no access to the internet can call council connect on 01225 39 40 41 to request printed copies of the summary and survey.


Warning Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no public events to support this consultation.

Once the strategies are finalised, local communities will be able to work closely with the council to help identify suitable areas for liveable neighbourhoods. Community workshops, meetings, events and consultations will be central to any liveable neighbourhood development.

Contact us

If you have questions and concerns that cannot be expressed in the survey, please email us.

Printed surveys and letters can be addressed to:

Liveable Neighbourhood Consultation,
Transportation Team,
B&NES Council,
Lewis House,
Manvers Street,
BA1 1JB.