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Your Guide to Transport Options from Brue Place


Welcome to Brue Place

Welcome to Brue Place Travel Information site. This site is designed to assist in making your move as easy as possible.


It provides information on how to get around using public transport and other environmentally friendly methods to commute to work and school, or explore the area.

The Travel Guide Site

Brue Place is situated within walking distance of local schools, shops, pubs, cafés, restaurants and public transport links.

The Travel Plan

The Travel Information Pack is one of many measures included in the Travel Plan produced for Brue Place and agreed with Somerset County Council.

The Travel Plan is a document which contains a package of measures to encourage you to try sustainable alternatives to travelling by car.

The Travel Plan can offer real benefits not only to you, but also to the community that surrounds you. It can help to relieve local parking and congestion problems and improve public transport connections across the area.



Walking is one of the cheapest, easiest and simplest forms of transport, which is boosted by there being a range of shops and services accessible within a short walk from Brue Place.

It also offers the greatest potential to replace short car and public transport trips, particularly those under a 2-kilometre distance. It provides a healthy alternative to the private car and also typically forms a component of many journeys made by public transport or by car.

Throughout Brue Place, direct and attractive walking links are provided to create an extensive pedestrian network. The pavements within the development also benefit from being well-maintained and street-lit, which allows you to easily and safely walk to local facilities, schools, bus stops and Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station.

Your Green Travel Voucher (contained within your Travel Information Pack) includes a number of items which may assist you with walking more as part of your day to day life. This includes raincoats, walking shoes and rucksacks. For more information on walking in Brue Place, there is a wealth of information on promoted routes and health benefits at the Somerset County Council website, visit:

Are you not sure how to get from your home to work on foot? You could use Google Maps to plan your journey. The site gives you the route required with the time it may take:

Benefits of Walking

  • Walking is a great form of exercise and can reduce the risk of heart disease;

  • Walking is a completely environmentally friendly activity; and

  • Walking is an important form of sustainable transport which costs nothing and offers a wide range of benefits to you and the community.

Friends Walking Home


Brue Place is sustainably located within comfortable walking and cycling distances to local schools, shops, amenities and bus stops.


West Huntspill Primary School

800m / 10 min Walk / 3 min Cycle

Churchfield Church School

1.2km / 15 min Walk / 5 min Cycle

The King Alfred School and Academy

1.8km / 23 min Walk / 7 min Cycle

Local Amenities

Royal Artillery Inn Bus Stops

220m / 3 min Walk / 1 min


Cycle Spar Highbridge

350m / 4 min Walk / 1 min Cycle


Barney’s Café

650m / 8 min Walk / 2 min Cycle


Tastey Bitez

650m / 8 min Walk / 2 min Cycle


Theo’s Barber Shop

650m / 8 min Walk / 2 min Cycle

Yeung’s Chinese

700m / 9 min Walk / 3 min Cycle


Lloyds Pharmacy

750m / 9min Walk / 3 min Cycle

Bengal Spice

750m / 9 min Walk / 3 min Cycle


The Coopers Arms

750m / 9 min Walk / 3 min Cycle


The Globe Inn

750m / 9 min Walk / 3 min


Cycle Rob’s Fish Bar

900m / 11min Walk / 3 min Cycle


Highbridge and Burnham Rail Station

950m / 12 min Walk / 4 min Cycle


The Orchard Inn

1.1km / 14 min Walk / 4 min Cycle


Asda Highbridge

1.2km / 15 min Walk / 5 min Cycle


Highbridge Medical Centre

1.8km / 23 min Walk / 7 min Cycle


And can reduce the risk of heart disease


Costs nothing and benefits both you and the community


Highbridge and the surrounding areas are beautiful places to ride your bike with a wide variety of scenery, historic buildings and designated traffic-free routes.


Several local schools, shops, sports facilities and employment areas are accessible within around 20 minutes from Brue Place. To help out, we have summarised the distance and cycle times to a number of local amenities above.


National Cycle Route 33 is also accessible along the Huntspill Road, and routes south-east towards Bridgwater where it connects with National Cycle Route 3, running all the way down to the Devon coast. Route 33 also travels north-west via a coastal ride towards Burnham-on-Sea before continuing on to Weston-Super-Mare.

Explore your local community by bike!

We are encouraging families to get more out of life – by getting on your bike and exploring the local community – either for an outing at the weekend, a trip to the local shops, part of the school run, or a daily commute. Don’t forget that your Green Travel Voucher is valid for a range of cycle equipment.

For more information on cycling in Somerset, there is a wealth of detail on promoted routes, health benefits and safety tips at the Travel Somerset website, visit:

Benefits of Cycling

Cycling is sociable – it provides a fantastic way to share some time with friends and family; 

Cycling is ‘green’ – you can feel good about doing your bit for the environment; 

Cycling is quick – for short journeys under 5 miles cycling is usually the fastest way to get around – and you won’t get stuck in traffic;

Cycling is cheap – no bus, train or season tickets required;

Cycling is convenient – it gets you ‘door-to-door’, with a guaranteed arrival time; and

Cycling is fun – and helps you explore your local environment.

Your Local Bike Shops:


Bicycle Shack, Vicarage St, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1DX.

Open: 11am–5pm Tuesday to Saturday, Closed on Sundays and Mondays. Website:



Why Public Transport?
Public Transport can be quicker, cheaper and more convenient than using your car and provides a significant environmental benefit. Using public transport can remove the stress of finding a car parking space, sitting in traffic and the costs of owning a car. Furthermore, you can travel to your destination while you relax with a newspaper or catch-up on social media.​

To encourage residents of Brue Place to use public transport, your Green Travel Voucher is valid for bus and rail season tickets. All you need to do is fill in the claim form and return it to your Travel Plan Coordinator. For terms and conditions, please see the claim form.


Where are my nearest bus stops?

Your nearest bus stops are located approximately 220m southwest from the site on Huntspill Road. Depending on where you are located within Brue Place, the stops on Huntspill Road are located within an approximate 3-minute walk.

To view the latest timetables, visit:


The Number 21 provides a weekly hourly circular service, from Burnham-on-Sea to Taunton via Bridgwater.


The 21A offers an hourly circular service, Monday to Saturday, from Burnham-on-Sea to Taunton via Bridgwater.


The Number 67 provides a circular service three times a day, Monday to Friday, between Burnham-on-Sea and Wedmore.


The Number 62 provides a daily circular service, Monday to Friday, between Bridgewater and Weston-Super-Mare


Highbridge & Burnham Railway Station is located approximately 1km north-east of Brue Place, and is accessible within a 14-minute walk, 4-minute cycle, or using the Number 21/21A bus services.

The station is located along the Bristol to Taunton Line, is operated by Great Western Railway, and benefits from hourly services to Taunton, Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central, with some services continuing on to Exeter and Penzance.

Highbridge & Burnham Railway Station provides cycle parking for 8 bicycles, and also offers car parking for 20 vehicles with accessible spaces. The station also benefits from ticket machines, as well as step free access coverage.


To check real time rail journey information from Highbridge, visit:


For station facilities and ticketing queries, visit:



Travelling with other people by car is an easy way to cut your CO2 emissions and save money. By splitting costs with your fellow passengers you will save on fuel and parking fees. 

Use your time as a passenger to read or catch up on work, and of course you won’t have to find a parking space. 

For more information on local car share schemes visit:

Some Safety Tips if Meeting a New Car Share Buddy

  • Avoid exchanging your full name or address before you've met someone. 

  • You're never under obligation to take a lift. If you don't feel comfortable, don't go through with the lift - even if it's been agreed. 

  • As with any activity that involves meeting new people, it's advisable to meet in a public place the first time. It's always a good idea to let friends and family know your plans too.

Benefits of Car Sharing

  • Reduces travel costs;

A commuter who car shares with one person typically saves around £1,000 a year.

  • Reduces wear and tear on your own vehicle​;

  • Helps reduce congestion;

If half of UK motorists car shared one day a week, pollution would be reduced by 10% and traffic jams by 20%

  • Reduces stress levels related to driving; and

  • Expands social networks. 


Electric Vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more popular. Unlike conventional vehicles which burn petrol or diesel, EVs are powered by batteries just like your smartphone. 

The main advantage of EVs is that they produce zero-emissions when you are using them. This means that they provide local environmental benefits including cleaner air and reduced noise in urban areas. 

Today’s EVs have the latest cutting-edge technology and can drive
over 200 miles on a single charge, with some able to cover over 400 miles on a single charge - that’s the equivalent of Highbridge to Newcastle!

Did you know?

Every 2 minutes a new EV is registered on UK roads.


Why go electric?

Cheaper to Run

Compared to petrol or diesel, electricity is cheap. Per mile an EV could cost less than a third of what a traditional car costs. 

Cheaper to Maintain

Compared to a traditional car, EVs have a lot fewer moving parts, with just three main components - the on-board charger, inverter and motor. This therefore requires far less maintenance and servicing is simpler, all of which saves you money. You'll never need to change the oil again!

Easy Home Charging

With an EV you will never need to go to petrol station again. Simply plug your car in when you get home to charge overnight and it's ready for you in the morning. 


Better for the Environment

EVs have no tailpipe emissions, and don’t even have an exhaust. Even
when accounting for generating the electricity they use, EVs produce
significantly fewer emissions than traditional cars.

Quiet and Quick

EVs offer a smooth and quiet ride. 

For more information on the benefits of electric vehicles, visit:

To find your nearest EV charing point, visit:



Several major supermarkets offer home delivery services to
Brue Place, so why not save time, money and petrol and have your groceries delivered?


Home deliveries to Brue Place are available through Asda Superstore in Highbridge, which is open 7am-10pm. A home delivery service and click and collect service are available. Caxton Rd, Highbridge, TA9 3BX


An online only supermarket offering a wide range of fresh groceries, essentials, toys and more delivered to your door.


Homes deliveries are also available through Tesco Superstore in Burnham-on-Sea, which is open 7am-11pm. A home delivery service and click and collect service are available. Love Ln, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1EZ


Did you know?

Car travel for food shopping account for about 40% of all UK shopping trips by car, or about 5% of all car use in the UK!



If you’ve never heard of run commuting, then it’s exactly what it sounds like. People choose to run to and from work, rather than driving, getting the bus or using other modes.

It’s a trend that is growing in popularity too! In 2018, Strava recorded a 70% increase in run commutes compared to 2017, which itself was up 50% on 2016!

Running really is the perfect way to be more active – it’s free and you can start right outside your door! You can do it as little or as often as you like and, with run commuting you can fit it into your daily routine.

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and they encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians.

Burnham & Highbridge parkrun starts every Saturday at 9am at Apex Park, Marine Drive, Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge, TA8 1LT, approximately 1.5km to the north-west of Brue Place. For more information see:

Tips for run commuting

  • Prepare the night before;

  • Plan your route​;

  • Build up gradually to the full commute-hw about getting public transport half way and running the rest?;

  • Buy a good backpack to carry everything;

  • Invest in a good coat, reflective clothing and a light for the winter- be safe, be seen!

  • Pack light to save weight;

  • If it is safe to do so listen to some music or a podcast to help the miles fly by;

  • Figure out your shower situation at work beforehand; and 

  • Find a goal to train for, or a running buddy to help you stay motivated.​

Run Commute


Reducing the need to travel to work or during working hours can save time and money whilst benefitting the environment.

If you work from home just once a fortnight you are reducing your
commute by 10%, which saves you both time and money.

Studies have shown that people who work from home generate lower carbon emissions, reduce air pollution, use less petrol / diesel, use less paper, use less plastic and have a better work life balance, so why not give it a go? You may even find you are more productive as you’re not being interrupted.

Remote and flexible working allows you to balance your work and
home life commitments and leave you feeling great!

The Flexible Working Regulations 2014 give any employee with at least 26 weeks’ service the right to request flexible working arrangements from their employer. This may include reducing your hours to work part-time, changing your start and finish time, having flexibility with your start and finish time (sometimes known as ‘flexitime’), doing your hours over fewer days (‘compressed hours’), working from home or elsewhere (‘remote working’) or sharing your job with someone else.


For more information on requesting flexible working, visit:



Walk to School Week

May 2024

National Walking Month

May 2024

National Clean Air Day

15th June 2023

Bike Week

5th June - 11th June 2023

National Cycle to Work Day

4th August 2023

World Car Free Day

22nd September, Annually

Road Safety Week

19th November - 26th November 2023

Commute Smart Week

November 2024

Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel

20th March - 31st March 2024

You can get involved with sustainable travel events, which promote the opportunity to try out alternative and more sustainable modes of travel to your workplace or education centre. 

For more information and how to stay up to date and sign up to events, please visit the websites below.



The Travel Plan Coordinator is available to provide you with assistance in relation to the way you travel and offer further information about sustainable transport methods available to you. You can contact the Travel Plan Coordinator using the following:


The Travel Plan Coordinator

Tetra Tech

90 Victoria Street




For information on walking visit:


For information on cycling visit:

Your local bicycle shops are located:

Bicycle Shack, Vicarage St, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1DX.

Tel: 01278 229441 Website:


For bus timetables visit:

For rail enquiries visit:


For more information on the benefits of EV's, visit:


To find your nearest EV charging point, visit:

Personalised Travel Planning

The aim of Personalised Travel Planning is to encourage people to think about their current travel habits and consider how (if at all) they could make those trips in more sustainable ways. As part of the Travel Plan, we are offering Personalised Travel Planning to all residents. If this is something you would like to take-up then please contact your Travel Plan Coordinator to request more information.



For Personal Travel Planning, or any Travel Plan queries, please contact Tetra Tech.

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