Bermuda Connection – Getting West Nuneaton Moving

Closed 9 Oct 2015

Opened 14 Aug 2015

Feedback updated 16 Aug 2018

We asked

The purpose of the consultation was the following:

  • To update the local community on the current Scheme following the completion of the detailed design stage; and
  • To collect comments and other feedback from respondents for inclusion in reports to WCC Members.

The consultation was held during a 5 week period (Tuesday 15 May 2018 – Monday 18 June 2018) seeking to engage with local residents in and around West Nuneaton, who were given an opportunity to participate in the consultation through the measures:

  • Distribution of a consultation pamphlet;
  • Online ‘Ask Warwickshire’ web pages; and
  • Online Bermuda Connection Scheme web page.

A copy of the full consultation report is available using the link from the Ask Warwickshire consultation page. 

You said

The following items were submitted during the consultation:-

  • 333 survey forms all submitted online;
  • 29 e-mails regarding the Scheme;
  • 2 written letters of objection; and
  • 15 Information Requests regarding the Scheme.

The key themes expressed by respondents concerned the following:

  • Detrimental impacts on local residents;
  • full impacts on the local area;
  • Concerns about the design of the Scheme;
  • Concerns relating to the overall Scheme; and
  • Concerns about the consultation process.

The key outcomes of the consultation are as follows:

  • 65% of the respondents either completely agreed or partly agreed that traffic congestion in West Nuneaton cause problems in their day to day activities; however
  • 64% of the respondents do not support the proposed new highway link via Bermuda Bridge.

The outcome of the consultation reinforces the strong level of opposition towards the Scheme from local residents, who primarily live in the area where the Scheme is situated.  This is a similar outcome to the original consultation carried out during the preliminary design stage in 2015.

A copy of the full consultation report is available using the link from the Ask Warwickshire consultation page. 

We did

Minor modifications were made to the Bermuda Connection Scheme arising from the consultation responses.

The outcomes of the consultation were included in reports to WCC Cabinet and the County Council to be considered at their meetings in late July 2018. These reports are available using the links on the main Ask Warwickshire consultation page. 

Both WCC Cabinet and the County Council endorsed the progression of the Scheme, including the addition of £4.198million to the Capital Programme from the Capital Investment Fund to deliver Bermuda Connectivity at a cost of £8.900million.

Good engagement with general public moving forward will also be delivered, with the distribution of a regular briefing note similar to what took place for Kenilworth Rail Station to be implemented.

Results updated 16 Jan 2018

The responses to the consultation on the preliminary design proposals associated with the proposed Bermuda Connection scheme were put forward to WCC Cabinet in November 2015.  See below for papers presented at this meeting.
After considering the responses to the consultation including the strong level of objection expressed by local residents and other stakeholders, WCC Cabinet authorised officers to undertake the detailed design of the Scheme at an increased cost of up to £5.939 million and then report back to WCC Cabinet including identifying capital funding sources covering the additional cost of the proposed Scheme.
The development of the detailed design is nearly finalised having taken nearly two years to complete in acknowledgement of the complex nature of the proposed Scheme from a highway design perspective. 
It is anticipated that a further report will be taken to WCC Cabinet and the County Council in Spring 2018.



Getting West Nuneaton Moving: Bermuda Connection is a proposed scheme focused on tackling congestion in and around West Nuneaton by creating a direct 1.3 mile highway link between West Nuneaton and Griff Roundabout.

This will require improvements being made to an existing bridge over the A444, currently unused by motor traffic, and connections from it to the adjoining highway at St George’s Way and The Bridleway.

Warwickshire County Council has set up a website with all of the plans and supporting documentation. You can view all of this information here.

Why your views matter

It is very important that residents get involved.

There are a number of local drop-in consultation events being held throughout September (see below). Please try to attend one of the meetings and find out about plans to improve traffc, improve access to jobs and create a vibrant business environment in your area.

An online questionnaire is also available for you to complete. Please let us know what you think of the proposals.

You can access the consultation form here.

What happens next

This consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us their views.



  • Any area
  • District: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough
  • Ward: Arbury Ward
  • Ward: Camp Hill Ward
  • Ward: Galley Common Ward
  • Ward: Hartshill Ward


  • Anyone from any background
  • Local residents
  • Businesses


  • Roads and travel
  • Transport and economy