Almondsbury, Pilning and Severn Beach - Severnside Walking and Cycling - Improvements to National Cycleway Network Route 4 between Cribbs Causeway and Severn Beach



Highways England are currently developing a new junction on the M49, constructed to accommodate employment and commercial development in the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA). In support of the junction, designs are being tabled to upgrade cycling and walking infrastructure around the ASEA.  This includes improvements to National Cycleway Network (NCN) route 4 between Cribbs Causeway and Severn Beach which is funded through Highways England’s Designated Fund for Cycling, Safety and Integration.  Sustrans, with Mott MacDonald Sweco Joint Venture, completed a feasibility study and outline design for the scheme on behalf of Highways England which South Gloucestershire Council is taking forward to construction.

South Gloucestershire Council using funding from Highways England will be progressing the scheme through public consultation, detailed design and construction.


Purpose of Scheme

The purpose of the scheme is to make improvements to the NCN Route 4 between Cribbs Causeway and Severn Beach, upgrading the cycling and walking infrastructure around the ASEA.


Proposed Scheme

The proposed scheme comprises the following:

  • The closure of Hollywood Lane
  • 30mph speed limit on Berwick Lane / Bow Street Lane
  • Junction modifications at:
    • Hollywood Lane, Berwick Lane/Bow Street Lane junction
    • Bow Street Lane and Farm Lane junction
  • Improvements to Farm Lane
  • Provision of parallel crossings at side roads along Govier Way
  • Bridleway improvements
  • 20mph zone including traffic calming measures in Severn Beach
  • Zebra crossing on Ableton Lane near Severn Beach primary school.


Drop-in sessions 

If you would like more information before responding to the consultation, we are holding two drop-in sessions where plans of the scheme will be on display and representatives from StreetCare, Sustrans and Highways England will be present to answer questions.

  • Monday 25 February 3pm-6pm

Severn Beach village hall, Ableton Lane, Severn Beach, BS35 4QE

  • Wednesday 27 February 3pm-6pm

Easter Compton village hall, Easter Compton, BS35 5RG 


Have your say

To tell us your views you can: Respond to the Questionnaire

Responses to the consultation will not be accepted in any other format.

Please view both the Statement of Reasons and the Proposal Drawings before answering the questionnaire. 

  • You will need to login/register for an account before completing the online questionnaire.
  • If you have registered an account/logged in, and you have completed the online questionnaire you will receive an email confirming that we have received your response. The email will contain a link so that you can go back and view or edit the response you have submitted. Once the consultation closes you will not be able to edit your response, but you will still be able to view it.


Responses are only accepted in the form of the questionnaire, however if you have any questions you can email the address provided below:

Email: Transport Services

  • Please note that any email correspondence received will not be considered as a response to the consultation and will not be included in the results published in the feedback report.
  • If you have already completed the questionnaire please state your response ID (which can be found by following the ‘View / Update your response’ link in the email you received once you have completed the questionnaire. The response ID will look something like this:- #600000)
  • Please note you will only receive an email if you have logged in/registered an account. If you do not have an account please provide the date and time you completed the questionnaire.


 The closing date for comments is the 29th March 2019.


This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results.


  • Opened
    4 Feb 2019 at 00:00
  • Closed
    29 Mar 2019 at 23:59
  • Response to be published



Consultation Topic Local highways and transportation projects
Geographical area Almondsbury, Pilning and Severn Beach, Severn
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Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding the scheme, please contact:

South Gloucestershire Council,
Department for Environment and Community Services,
PO Box 1954,
Design and Operations Team,
BS37 0DD

Tel: 01454 868004
Fax: 01454 863757