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A series of consultations are underway to shape the future of Portishead. People are invited to have their say on the three plans which will determine how Portishead – North Somerset’s second largest town – is set to develop over the coming decades.

One of the ongoing consultations focuses on the area between Portishead High Street, the marina and the future MetroWest rail station, known as the ‘Wyndham Way Area’. North Somerset Council has been working with Portishead Town Council, landowners Abrn Plc and local businesses to see how the area, which includes the Old Mill Road industrial estate, could be developed.

An exploratory study was carried out last year focusing on how it could be developed. The study looked at brownfield development in the area, reduction in car use and necessary infrastructure, such as education and health facilities, needed as part of new developments.

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The scoping study has already secured support from North Somerset Council and Portishead Town Council. The Wyndham Way Steering Group is currently working on the master plan for the site and would like to consult with the local community for their ideas.

The consultation is now live and can be found at In addition to plans for the Wyndham Way area, North Somerset is preparing a local plan for the whole district and Portishead City Council is consulting on its ward plan.

North Somerset is now asking for input on the local plan which will guide new housing, jobs and investment across North Somerset until 2038. The local plan also faces the challenge of finding the government’s target of 20,085 homes .

People can find out more at Portishead City Council is consulting on its draft Neighborhood Plan which details policies that will help manage development and protect important features of Portishead.

Two walk-in sessions are taking place on Saturday April 16 and Saturday April 23 at the Folk Hall in Portishead between 10am and 4pm. More information is available at

Portishead has seen massive growth in recent years due to developments which when completed will see the population rise to 30,000.

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North Somerset Council’s executive member responsible for placemaking and the economy said: “We encourage the people of Portishead to get involved in these important consultations which will help shape the future of the town.

“Now is the time to have your say in the future of Portishead.”

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This notice was published: 2022-04-08 23:00:00

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