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N Somerset drops plan to close rural roads to through traffic

19 April 2021
Claverham Drove: one of the roads on which through traffic would have been banned
Claverham Drove: one of the roads on which through traffic would have been banned


North Somerset Council has withdrawn a plan to ban through traffic on a network of rural roads after a backlash from local residents.

On 31 March the council published an order to prohibit through traffic from a network of 34 lanes between Clevedon, Yatton, Nailsea, Claverham and Backwell. 

The intention of the ‘quiet rural lanes’ plan was to create a recreation space for cyclists and walkers and continue to give access to residents and businesses. Visitors would, for instance,...

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