Double yellow lines and kerb. Photo by Dominic Alves.

Council opens second consultation on proposed highway improvement measures

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has opened a second round of public consultation on selected aspects of a proposed scheme that aims to address traffic and parking issues in the Coniston Road area of Patchway. The proposed measures have come out of a review of the “remaining traffic issues” in the Patchway area, following SGC’s decision, last October, to keep Highwood Road permanently closed to general

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Highwood Road: Councillors told to ignore financial implications of re-opening

In what appears to be a significant about-turn in policy, South Gloucestershire councillors who will meet next Wednesday (16th October) to decide whether to make permanent the “experimental” closure of Highwood Road to general traffic, have been told to base their decision only on “relevant transport considerations” and to take no account of the potential cost to the council. A

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Permanent closure of Highwood Road recommended by council officers

A report produced by officers of South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) ahead of a crucial committee meeting next week has recommended that the “experimental” closure of Highwood Road to general traffic be made permanent without further consultation. The recommendation is made despite the latest public consultation on the closure showing that 89% of 221 respondents were against the scheme. The news

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