THE villages of Puriton and Woolavington are set to benefit from thousands of pounds worth of enhancements to improve infrastructure for residents.

The two villages will see a whole host of traffic calming measures installed as well as a new footway and cycle path between them.

The project is part of the Villages Enhancement Scheme being funded by the Gravity smart campus being created on the former BAE Royal Ordnance Factory site.

Gravity will be a 616-acre enterprise zone which aims to attract high-tech businesses in fields such as clean growth, robotics, artificial intelligence and electric cars.

Construction on a link road from the A39 to the Gravity site is currently under construction.

It will connect with the A39 via a roundabout with Woolavington Road, and it is intended that this will alleviate pressure on the roads in Puriton and Woolavington.

The Village Enhancement Scheme is looking at a number of traffic calming measures to be put in place including speed bumps, raised table junctions, rumble devices and pinch points.

The key roads that have been identified for work include Hall Road, Riverton Road, and Woolavington Road in Puriton, meanwhile in Woolavington the roads affected will be Higher Road, Causeway, Woolavington Hill and Woolavington Road.

Additionally, an off-line shared footway / cycleway is proposed to run to the north of the Woolavington Road to link the two villages and to provide access to the 37 Club.

One of the biggest changes will be at Hall Road in Puriton, which will have a northbound one-way layout introduced with on-street parking.

To view the full proposals visit the planning section of the Sedgemoor District Council website and search for application number 42/20/00022.