NEW PEDESTRIAN crossing facilities look set to be introduced in Cromhall as a consultation has been launched to garner opinions.

Councillors highlighted concerns about pedestrian crossings at the B4058 in Townwell which allow residents, including school children, to access shops, the school and, particularly, bus stops.

The Severn Vale Area Forum has allocated funds to review the existing pedestrian crossing facilities on the B4058 and to identify possible improvements.

It has been proposed to introduce a new uncontrolled crossing point with tactile paving and dropped kerbs across the access to Allotment Row.

The proposals also include a new footpath adjacent to the B4058 to link the new crossing point to the existing bus stop and tactile paving with dropped kerbs at the existing crossing point.

The proposed scheme is scheduled to be implemented within this financial year, 2014/2015; however it does depend on receiving sufficient support from residents and local businesses and also from comments received at a future formal consultation.

A letter has been posted to local residents outlining the plans and providing details of the consultation.

A plan of the proposals is available at:

To give your opinions and suggestions on the proposals you can contact South Gloucestershire Council by sending an email to:

You can also write to: FREEPOST RTCT-JXLE-EET, South Gloucestershire Council, Townwell pedestrian facilities, Design & Operations team, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BRISTOL, BS15 9TR

The closing date for comments on the proposals is Monday, September 15.