Bristol

Councils seek power for new bus route in Bristol

Plan for a bus "rapid transit" route between the Long Ashton park-and-ride and Bristol city centre are being submitted to the government.

Both Bristol City and North Somerset councils are applying for Transport and Works Act Orders which would give them compulsory purchase powers and planning permission.

The route is part of a proposed £48m bus network for the greater Bristol area which, if approved, could be running by 2014.

It is anticipated the application will result in a public inquiry.