A pending planning application (20/01655/F) proposes to build new housing between Ashton Avenue Bridge and Clanage Road. This would force a diversion of ‘Festival Way’, the main pedestrian route between the Floating Harbour and Ashton Court.
BWA has objected to the plans because of the unsatisfactory nature of the path re-routing. This development should be an opportunity to improve this important pedestrian and cycle route to encourage more people to use the route to get to Ashton Court and the UWE Bower Ashton campus.We also believe the development is not sufficiently sustainable, and does not consider its obligations to improving travel in the surrounding area.
The developer has put in revised proposals which leaves the route of Festival Way largely unchanged. However, BWA has updated its objection on the grounds that the route will not be improved to be suitable for shared pedestrian/cycle use, and other aspects of the original objection have not been addressed.