We have received a planning application for the construction of a combined road and rapid transit bus route that travels between the A370 in Long Ashton and Hengrove Park. The application number is 13/P/1204/F2.
Look at the application
You can view the plans and other documents here.
This planning application contains a large number of plans, drawings and supporting information. This is due to scale of the works and because the application is supported by an environmental statement. To get started you may wish to look first at the six drawings called 'site plan number 1-6' which show the proposal in relation to existing property. There are other plans and drawings showing landscape proposal, cross sections etc.
Another useful starting point is the 'covering letter' submitted by the applicant, because this sets out the scope of information submitted. An important part of this information is the environmental statement 'non-technical summary'. Chapter 1 of the environmental statement, called 'chapter 1 introduction', includes a contents page to help you find the chapters you may be interested in.
You can submit comments to us here but if we do not receive your comments by 21 August 2013 then they may not be taken into account.
We will only take into account comments that are relevant to the works in North Somerset, and are submitted to us. If you also want any comments to be taken into account by Bristol City Council then you will need to submit your comments directly to them. You can submit those comments using the Bristol City Council website.
To find our which part of the proposed route falls within which council boundary please look at the site map in the planning application.
The target date for us to reach a decision on this proposal is 25 November 2013. However, due to a technical error the target date is displayed incorrectly on the case file.
For help on how to view and comments on planning applications download our how to search for and comment on planning applications guidance (pdf).
You can also find more information about the proposed scheme on the TravelWest website.
The application is due to be considered by our north area and central area planning committees on Thursday 7 November. You are entitled to speak at most meetings, but you will need to let us know in advance. For more information download our guide to speaking at council meetings (pdf).
Both committees approved the application. You can read the application the committees considered here and the appendix to that report.