Member of Parliament for Thornbury and Yate, Luke Hall, has welcomed the announcement that the Yate Park and Ride planning application has today received final approval. The physical work to deliver the Park and Ride can now commence, having been approved both locally and now at a national level.
Alongside South Gloucestershire Council and Mayor Tim Bowles, the local MP has been pressing for enhanced public transport across South Gloucestershire, with the Yate Park and Ride set to introduce new, and more frequent, services to and from the town.
With almost 200 parking spaces, the Park and Ride will offer two bus stops, one within the car park itself and one on the adjacent Badminton Road, as well as a traffic light-controlled pedestrian crossing linking the latter safely to the car park. The site will also include bike storage and maintenance facilities, as well as a zebra crossing to continue along the same side of Badminton Road.
Having received this final approval, diggers will soon be on site and the Yate Park and Ride will at last, start to take shape.
“In my capacity as our local MP, I am really pleased that the Yate Park and Ride has received this final approval. This is such an important project for our community, to help Get South Gloucestershire Moving.”
“My Positive Plan for Transport promised to deliver this brand new Park and Ride, and it is excellent news that we can now get on and begin building.”
“The Park and Ride will help families and commuters throughout South Gloucestershire and as we Build Back Better from the coronavirus pandemic, I am grateful to South Gloucestershire Council and the West of England Mayor for their continued support and backing for this vital piece of infrastructure.”