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Ambitious proposals to create liveable neighbourhoods in Bath and North East Somerset will be examined at a webinar next week.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has developed three strategies to achieve liveable neighbourhoods, which aim to improve air quality and health, encourage more walking and cycling and reduce vehicles in residential areas.

Residents and businesses are invited to join the webinar via Zoom on Wednesday, October 7 at 5.30pm.

Panellists include council Leader, Councillor Dine Romero; Councillors Joanna Wright and Neil Butters, joint cabinet members for Transport Services, and lead officers from the council’s transport team.

The three liveable neighbourhoods strategies are:

  • Low traffic neighbourhood strategy

  • Residents’ parking schemes strategy

  • On-street electric vehicle charging strategy

There is an online consultation about the proposals running until October 14. People can find out more by following this link www.bathnes.gov.uk/liveableneighbourhoods

Councillor Joanna Wright said: “To improve both air quality and public health, we need to create neighbourhoods in which people can safely walk and cycle and reduce our reliance on cars. We believe it is possible to do this at the same time as maintaining vehicle access to homes and businesses. By reconsidering how we use our streets, we can transform community spaces and support local businesses to thrive. These are ambitious strategies but it’s important that we hear people’s views to get liveable neighbourhoods right for everyone. Please join the webinar and have your say by responding to our consultation.”

Register in advance for the webinar here

There will be opportunities for communities to request individual liveable neighbourhoods once all three strategies are finalised and the project is launched.

People without internet access can request paper copies of the liveable neighbourhoods summary and survey by calling council connect on 01225 39 40 41.

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