MP for Thornbury and Yate Luke Hall is calling for a space of disused land to be utilised as a space for a ‘park and share’ for two major commuter routes.

It comes as part of his ‘Get South Gloucestershire Moving’ campaign to improve transport in the area.

After pledging to implement a new Yate Park and Ride alongside South Gloucestershire Council the MP is now looking to improve travel conditions for his constituents using the A46 and the M4.

Mr Hall met with Highways England chief Andrew Page-Dove and raised the issues with traffic on the two routes.

He also pressed the chief to look in to the potential for a park and share site on nearby unused land.

The MP pressed Highways England to ‘get on’ with the transfer of the land to the Council and West of England, who the public body has been in negotiations with.

The local authority has firm proposals to make use of the site which currently lays unused and restricted for the public.

This has lead to parking issues for residents and visitors to Tormarton Village, causing frustration amongst many.

At the meeting the MP thanked the regional director for their work on the issue to date, but urged him to now take a personal role in exploring a quick resolution to the land transfer, the biggest obstacle to progressing the scheme further.

“I have been meeting regularly with Highways England on the Tormarton element of the ‘Get Moving’ campaign for some time," said Mr Hall.

"I am keen to see that progress is being made on the land transfer issue to get it the next stage.

"With the Council and ours campaign seeing progress on a large number of transport projects from Thornbury, Yate, Charfield and Frampton Cotterell.

"I really do not want this element to fall behind.”

Mr Hall also revealed that he had brought up the ongoing issue of a potential Junction 18A on the M4.

Calls for this have heightened since the abolition of the tolls.