Liveable Neighbourhoods

As Ward Councillors for Lambridge, Cllr Rob Appleyard and Cllr Joanna Wright are aware that when campaigning to be elected in 2019 that they campaigned to deliver a reduction in rat running in Lambridge, along with dealing with issues of pollution and speeding.
As Ward Councillors we support the objectives in the Liveable Neighbourhood consultation that is presently running from 29th November to 19th December 2021 and would urge Lambridge residents to take, please note that Cllr Rob Appleyard and Cllr Joanna Wright did apply for the Liveable Neighbhourhood funds in Lambridge. As ward councillors we conducted a survey of views that 323 residents responded to. We are aware that Lambridge is the only area in B&NES to have conducted a thorough investigation of traffic movement which was carried out in 2017 with the University of Bath and Transition Larkhall, counting some 45,000 cars.
Lambridge together with Walcott is the main rat run from the east of Bath to the centre of the city and beyond and we are disappointed that the Council has not sought in the first tranche of applications to address the many issues that pose a problem for local residents, as well as the other issues that then go on to permeate many other parts of the city.Lambridge sits in one of major pollution hotspots, it suffers from commuter parking, poor cycle connectivity, rat running, and speeding. The Liveable Neighbourhood Policy and Strategy was delievered by Cllr Joanna Wright when she was joint Cabinet Member for Transport at B&NES, and in this strategy document it states that relevant circulation plans for vehicles would be included for proposed Liveable Neighbourhoods. As Lambridge will be directly impacted by any changes made in the areas consulted on, we would expect B&NES council to inform all residents of the circulation plans and the effect being placed on Lambridge Ward residents. We are also aware that the Local Plan Partial Update (LPPU) and the Joint Local Transport Plan 4 (JLTP4) have removed support for a P&R on the east of Bath and therefore Lambridge is the most effected ward in this process and should be considered first for any further strategy and funding. We therefore urge the council to consider Lambridge in any further Liveable Neighbourhood work.

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