We aim to enable everyone to enjoy a safe, active, shared crossing over our beautiful canal.
Our proposal is located in Bathampton between King Edward’s School playing fields and Tyning Road, connecting walkers and cyclists with the canal, city and beyond. It would offer a much safer alternative to the existing, dangerous horseshoe bridge.
Proposed design seen from the towpath
We have set up a charitable association to bring forward a Planning Application for the new crossing. Our Application was registered on 2nd October 2018 with Reference 18/04394/FUL. Please visit the B&NES portal to view materials and leave your comments.
In order to inform our proposed design, we held a public consultation between 20th May and 20th July 2018. Our Proposals and Feedback page sets out consultation materials and results. Consultation results were combined with pre-planning advice from B&NES and the Canal & River Trust to get to the proposals currently in Planning.
Through voluntary work, reduced rates and cash donations we raised the equivalent of £18,000 to pay for the feasibility, pre-planning phase, outline bridge design and our community exhibition. Not included in this figure is the input of the three volunteer Trustees who give their time and skills for free. Read more about them in the blog.
If you support what you see today, please help by donating. We have just £2500 of our £10k target left to raise for the phase between pre planning and planning.
Us raising this ‘community contribution’ will help support the progress of the project. B&NES Highways team has indicated it will work with the community to explore available grants for the majority of the project cost. In the event of a successful planning application and attracting funding, the Trustees would look to work with the Parish Council and B&NES to deliver the new bridge.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
The Trustees – Fiona Powell, Cheryl Cook and Terry Wagstaff