Work continues on Yatton travel improvements


Safety improvements and a 20mph speed limit are to be installed in Yatton to help people move around the village on foot and wheel.

The work aims to ensure that the new North End development is connected to Yatton village in order to provide a safe route for walking and wheeling.

The aim of the improvements is to avoid unnecessary trips by vehicles.

North Somerset Council has been working closely with local councillors to devise a package of improvements that is being delivered in phases.

Cllr Hannah Young, North Somerset Council's executive member for sustainable travel said: 

"These works will help connect the new development with the rest of the village by providing a safer environment to walk and wheel. 

"We want to encourage people to make short trips by an active means of travel rather than using the car because it’s good for our health as well as the environment. These latest improvements will help make it easier to make that choice."

Cllr Wendy Griggs, ward member for Yatton said: "At last we are moving forward to the eagerly awaited 20 mph limit through our village, a safety improvement that residents have long been asking for."

Cllr Steve Bridger, ward member for Yatton added: "I’m pleased that we can now move forward with the commitment to bring in a wide 20mph zone to deliver on making streets in Yatton more people-friendly.”

Phase one, which was completed in the summer, consisted of a ramp to school through the Co op car park, footway widening, a footway extension and a raised zebra crossing near Barberry Farm Road, and new waiting restrictions on the High Street to improve bus reliability.

Phase two will be delivered early next Spring and will include:

  • Introducing a 20mph speed limit throughout most of the village
  • Extending the 30mph speed limit on North End Road to take account of the extended village boundary
  • Installing raised humps and speed cushions on some roads to assist the 20mph speed limit
  • Providing speed cushions on Stowey and Mendip Road as requested during the previous public consultation, with two junction priority changes on Stowey Road. Views are now being sought on this traffic calming. Have your say at:

    Yatton High Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements Update - North Somerset Council Consultations (

  • Creating a new zebra crossing near the newsagents and raising the one near the Co-op
  • Removing the bus stop and shelter near the newsagents.

Any additional work highlighted during the consultation process in spring 2021 will rely on further funding being secured.

Further information on the scheme can be found at:

Yatton High Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements Update - North Somerset Council Consultations (