Mayor's vow on park and ride

January 25 2019

CAMPAIGNERS appear to have won their fight to save a community farm near Frenchay from being turned into a park and ride car park.

Sims Hill Shared Harvest’s home west of the M32, between the Metrobus junction and the Avon Ring Road, had been earmarked as the only viable option for the project in the West of England spatial plan, a blueprint for development.

But after a plea for support from the farm, Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees has promised it will not be bulldozed.

He said: “We’re not building on that land. That’s vital land.If we have a park and ride, it needs to be out by the M4. 

“It doesn’t make sense to bring it so close in. Park and ride needs to service the city. We have no intention of putting it so close to the city.”