Banwell bypass

North Somerset Council have plans for a new road to bypass the village of Banwell.

The new road, which will be funded by Homes England, will help to reduce the effect of traffic congestion through Banwell, making the roads safer, the air cleaner and the village quieter.

The bypass will improve access around North Somerset, so that local people can access a greater range of jobs and the local economy. It will also help unlock extra land across the region, so that new and affordable homes can be built for growing families in years to come.

Should the plans go ahead, the bypass will be completed by 2024.

What's next

In the meantime, we’re undertaking a range of surveys and investigations to understand and offset any negative impacts the bypass might have on the local environment.

Design work that will help decide the bypass route will start in Spring 2021.

There will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, tell us what you think in the Summer 2021