Weston Central Liveable Neighbourhood

The Liveable Neighbourhood proposed in central Weston-super-Mare will be the first of its kind in North Somerset and aims to reduce through traffic, creating better streets, healthier, more pleasant journeys to school, work and the shops.

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These improvements will assist North Somerset residents in reacting to the cost of living crisis by helping to provide better and cheaper alternatives to petrol/diesel car journeys through active travel. The reduction in traffic in the liveable neighbourhood will not only reduce air pollution but help people to lead healthier lifestyles and get to school safely.

These goals could be achieved using a range of measures such as:

  • 20mph speed limits and traffic calming
  • Improved paths and cycle ways and more greenery
  • On street facilities to enable less car ownership

All suggested measures are described here. Please note that all proposals are subject to final checks with underground services.

The Liveable Neighbourhood is linked to the Residents Parking Zone consultation which is running in parallel. The scheme also builds on the Baker Street and Milton Road improvements which are due for completion in summer 2022.

Overview of consultation so far

WCLN Leaflet

The engagement process for the Liveable Neighbourhood began in June 2021 and with a blank canvas. Events so far have included:

  • Questions in Baker St/Milton Rd consultation June 2021
  • Door knocking and leafleting November 2021
  • On-street engagement events December 2021
  • Business engagement December 2021
  • Planning for Real engagement events (co-design workshops) January 2022
  • Online consultation July 2022

OnStreet Event Montage Base1 Alt

During on-street engagement events we asked local residents and stakeholders what they saw as the main issues within the liveable neighbourhood area. We captured both positive and negative comments on area maps, using stickers and notes. The main themes emerging from these events were unwanted through traffic, high vehicle speeds, anti-social behaviour and inconsiderate parking. 

What you told us last November

The Planning for Real engagement events in January 2022 responded to the main neighbourhood issues by co-designing liveable neighbourhood streets with residents and stakeholders. Council officers identified a range of measures and changes suitable to addressing neighbourhood issues. A co-design workshop was held for each of the neighbourhood streets, when residents and stakeholders identified which measures were needed and where they should be built. 

Co Design workshop

Following the Planning for Real events, council officers have created a liveable neighbourhood design based on all the public input so far. We are now asking for your feedback on the design through this online consultation. Feedback we receive will be used to refine the liveable neighbourhood design so that it best meets the needs and aspirations of local residents and public.

Weston Central Liveable Neighbourhood map. Download a larger version here.

WCLN Overview Map

Please click the blue 'Respond to this questionnaire' button at the bottom of this page to have your say.

Further information: If you have any questions about this consultation please read our FAQs, or if you need the materials in a different format, email us at sustainable.transport@n-somerset.gov.uk.

Timeline

  • Opened
    2 Aug 2022 at 14:00
  • Closes
    12 Sep 2022 at 09:00
  • Response to be published
    12 Dec 2022

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Details

Organisational Information

Contact Name Luke Turner
Job title Senior Sustainable Travel and Road Safety Officer
Contact Email sustainable.travel@n-somerset.gov.uk
Contact Telephone 01934 888888

Project Information

Aim of this consultation Allow public to comment on and influence the proposed Weston Central Liveable Neighbourhood project.
Close Date 12 Sep 2022 09:00
Consultation Topic
  • Business - jobs, new business or factories
  • Community - neighbourhoods, equalities, youth offending and registrar
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
  • Transport - construction and repair, travel or policy
Context for this consultation This project links in with the Weston Central Residents Parking Zone.