Statutory consultation: East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood

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The Council, in partnership with local communities of Barton Hill, Redfield and St George has developed proposals to introduce ‘East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood’ (EBLN) to achieve a better balance of how streets are used by residents and motorists.


Traffic management interventions including bus gates, modal filters/point closures and one-ways have been designed to prevent motorised traffic from taking shortcuts through residential streets. The traffic management proposals are designed to allow people to walk, cycle and wheel through the different interventions.


Although motorised traffic would be prevented from travelling through the Liveable Neighbourhood, drivers would still have easy access to all homes and businesses by entering and exiting from main distributer roads. Emergency service vehicles will have exemptions to enable access through the Liveable Neighbourhood. It is expected that lower traffic volumes and exemptions will make it easier and quicker for emergency services to reach their destinations.


The overall aim of East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood is to reduce motorised traffic, and in doing so, reduce air pollution, noise pollution and road accidents. Creating quieter and safer streets where residents may feel more comfortable to walk, cycle or wheel when making local journeys - encouraging more people to leave their car at home.


Alongside measures to prevent through-traffic; no waiting at any time restrictions (double yellow lines) are proposed within East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood to improve pedestrian and motorist sight lines at junctions and at pedestrian crossing points. They are also necessary to prevent obstructive parking to ensure the free flow of traffic particularly for emergency, waste and delivery vehicles.


It appears to the Council that it is expedient to make the proposed traffic orders –

  • for avoiding danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising
  • for facilitating the passage on the road or on any other road of any class of traffic (including pedestrians)
  • for preserving or improving the amenities of the area through which the road runs
  • assessment and management of the quality of air pursuant to paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (1) of Section 87 of the Environment Act 1995 (air quality)


Objections/support should be submitted using the link below. 

The consultation was open from 29 January until 20 February 2024.

Supporting documentation is provided on the sidebar to the right of this page.


Please note: all objections submitted via the survey will be included and responded to within a decision report for consideration by the Service Director: Economy of Place. Individual comments will not be responded to directly, but will be collated and included in this report. A copy of the report, and the subsequent decision, will made available to everyone who has submitted comments through this statutory process.

Translated versions of the Notice of proposals are provided on the sidebar to the bottom right of this page.


The Council, in partnership with local communities of Barton Hill, Redfield and St George has developed proposals to introduce ‘East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood’ (EBLN) to achieve a better balance of how streets are used by residents and motorists.


Traffic management interventions including bus gates, modal filters/point closures and one-ways have been designed to prevent motorised traffic from taking shortcuts through residential streets. The traffic management proposals are designed to allow people to walk, cycle and wheel through the different interventions.


Although motorised traffic would be prevented from travelling through the Liveable Neighbourhood, drivers would still have easy access to all homes and businesses by entering and exiting from main distributer roads. Emergency service vehicles will have exemptions to enable access through the Liveable Neighbourhood. It is expected that lower traffic volumes and exemptions will make it easier and quicker for emergency services to reach their destinations.


The overall aim of East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood is to reduce motorised traffic, and in doing so, reduce air pollution, noise pollution and road accidents. Creating quieter and safer streets where residents may feel more comfortable to walk, cycle or wheel when making local journeys - encouraging more people to leave their car at home.


Alongside measures to prevent through-traffic; no waiting at any time restrictions (double yellow lines) are proposed within East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood to improve pedestrian and motorist sight lines at junctions and at pedestrian crossing points. They are also necessary to prevent obstructive parking to ensure the free flow of traffic particularly for emergency, waste and delivery vehicles.


It appears to the Council that it is expedient to make the proposed traffic orders –

  • for avoiding danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising
  • for facilitating the passage on the road or on any other road of any class of traffic (including pedestrians)
  • for preserving or improving the amenities of the area through which the road runs
  • assessment and management of the quality of air pursuant to paragraphs (a) to (c) of subsection (1) of Section 87 of the Environment Act 1995 (air quality)


Objections/support should be submitted using the link below. 

The consultation was open from 29 January until 20 February 2024.

Supporting documentation is provided on the sidebar to the right of this page.


Please note: all objections submitted via the survey will be included and responded to within a decision report for consideration by the Service Director: Economy of Place. Individual comments will not be responded to directly, but will be collated and included in this report. A copy of the report, and the subsequent decision, will made available to everyone who has submitted comments through this statutory process.

Translated versions of the Notice of proposals are provided on the sidebar to the bottom right of this page.