Residents across Bath have been thanked for their input on proposed anti-terrorism measures in the city centre following the conclusion of a recent consultation.
Bath & North East Somerset Council wants to implement controversial measures to prevent hostile vehicles entering a secure zone in the centre of Bath, helping to reduce the risks posed by terrorists and criminals.
A consultation on the traffic regulation orders (TROs) needed came to an end on Thursday 14th October.
The local authority’s scheme will allow some restricted access to the area for residents, businesses and blue badge holders.
More than 170 responses were received to the consultation, which opened on 23rd September.
The responses are currently being reviewed and the results will be published in a report expected in December, which will include a recommendation on a final decision.
Ahead of this, the council says it will continue to work with community and disability groups to ensure accessibility issues are addressed should the scheme be approved and the TROs implemented.
The final decision will be made by the council’s Director of Place Management and Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport.
Councillor Manda Rigby said: “Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to our consultation and to those who attended one of our face-to-face information sessions.
“These responses are currently being considered in detail before a final report is published with recommendations during December.
“If the scheme is approved we will work with blue badge holders, residents and businesses on the managed access arrangements.”