New right turn required for extra Bath coach bays

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A plan for additional coach parking outside Apex Hotel in Bath will first require a new right turn rule at Green Park Road in the city, the Bath Chronicle reported.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has proposed to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to change the current prohibition of right turns from Green Park Road onto James Street West.

Under the proposed order, coaches will now be allowed to make the right turn. This is because of the new Apex Hotel development.

At present only buses, taxis and cyclists can make the right turn. Coaches do not currently fall into the buses category.

As part of the new hotel development, the parking spaces outside the Apex are being removed and replaced with 30-minute coach parking. In order for this to work, coaches need to be able to make the right turning onto James Street West.

Full details of the proposal, together with a map and a statement of the local authority’s reasons behind the plan, can be inspected at One Stop Shops in Manvers Street, Bath.

The proposal is open for public comment, and objections and representations must be sent in by Thursday, April 6. They can either be sent by writing to the Transportation Team at Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JG, or by email to [email protected].

All representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation together with the name and address of the person making it could become available for public inspection.

Those planning to respond to the consultation should quote the title of the scheme; (Green Park Road, Bath) (Prohibition of Right Turn) (Variation No. 1) Order 201* and the reference PEV12100/AC.