A planning application for the Banwell bypass was submitted in July 2022. We are awaiting a decision on the application from the Local Planning Authority. We currently expect a decision in early 2023. You can look at the full planning application and the accompanying environmental statement by visiting the planning portal and using the reference 22/P/1768/R3EIA.
Our second public consultation on the Banwell bypass ran between Thursday 10 March and Friday 22 April 2022 and has now closed. We have analysed the results and you can see the findings in our consultation report.
The consultation asked for your feedback on the design of the bypass, as well as proposed changes and enhancements to nearby roads and villages.
You can still find the consultation booklets and bypass plans online at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/bypass2022.
The booklets include the design we consulted upon, along with proposals for new walking, cycling and horse-riding routes, ways we can boost biodiversity and reduce carbon and more.
You can also find answers to some key questions, local issues and other concerns on our Banwell bypass: local issues and answers page.
In the meantime, you can read the Council’s recommendation to take forward ‘Northern Route Two’, the Options Appraisal Report (OAR) and the first public consultation report on our September 2021 executive member decisions page.
You can still access the first consultation webpages and supporting documents online here.