Work to upgrade Radstock’s inner road network will start soon following the approval by Bath & North East Somerset Council of the planning applications to regenerate the town’s former railway land. The improvements will be needed to support new homes and jobs and find a new use for Brunel’s railway shed.
Councillor Paul Crossley (Lib-Dem, Southdown), Leader of Council, said, “It is excellent news that Bath & North East Somerset Council, NRR and Linden can now move ahead with the regeneration of Radstock. Everyone has had a chance to have their say about the planning applications. It is now time for everyone in the town to work together and make this project work for good of today’s residents and future generations.
“The Council will now be working as hard and quickly as possible to start work on the road network upgrade necessary to support new homes and new jobs. Together with our recent refurbishment of Victoria Hall for community use, the future is looking much brighter for Radstock.”
In response to issues raised during the Development Control Committee meeting about parking availability during the rege
neration being carried out, the Council will be liaising closely with landowners over the coming weeks to identify potential locations to increase temporary parking whilst works are underway on the Former Railway Land.
An announcement with precise timescales for the road network upgrade will be released as soon as they are available.
Key details of the regeneration plan
- Up to 190 new homes, including many family-sized properties;
- Restoration of the Brunel rail shed for new uses;
- Public town centre car parking as part of the new scheme and new bus stops to serve the town;
- Safe access to Colliers Way and National Cycle Network routes;
- New footbridge to St Nicholas School as part of the council’s safe routes to school initiative;
- Links to a new road network to improve travel through the town;
- Comprehensive remediation of the identified contamination across the site;
- An extensive ecological management plan that will see the existing ecological habitat enhanced over a 20 year management programme.