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Keynsham council seek second entrance to Cadbury site

Cadbury plant in Keynsham
Image caption Cadbury's Somerdale factory closed in January 2011 with the loss of 600 jobs

Building of a second access road to the former Cadbury's factory site to avoid "traffic chaos", has been backed by councillors.

Developer Taylor Wimpey is proposing a single entrance, governed by traffic lights, Keynsham Town Council is pushing for the second entrance.

At a special meeting of the council to discuss the site, support for the road, opposite Avon Mill Lane, was made.

A final decision by Bath and North East Somerset Council is due in August.

The meeting also voiced concerns that shops, which are part of the planning application for the former Somerdale site, would detract from established businesses on the High Street.

Councillors said a convenience shop would be more suitable for the site which would serve the community but not offer direct competition for existing businesses in the town.

The Somerdale factory closed in January 2011 with the loss of 600 jobs.

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