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Working towards the future of the Wyndham Way area

As Portishead looks to the future, North Somerset Council, Portishead Town Council, Abrdn plc and local businesses are working together to consider how the area between Portishead High Street, the marina and the planned MetroWest railway station could be enhanced to benefit the people of Portishead. 

We recognise that any future change in Portishead must happen for the better. Hundreds of local people have already taken part in conversations about the future of the Wyndham Way Study Area, and we want to make sure the development of the area has a positive impact for everyone.

This website tells you more about the work that has already taken place, and how you can get involved in shaping the future of this area for the benefit of local people.

Working together


North Somerset Council, Portishead Town Council, Abrdn plc and local businesses are working together to consider how the area between Portishead High Street, the marina and the planned MetroWest railway station could be enhanced to benefit the people of Portishead.

In 2021, we published the Wyndham Way Opportunity Area Scoping Study, which sets out the opportunities and challenges facing this part of Portishead, and suggests how residents and businesses should be involved in shaping the area's long-term future.

Alongside our vision for the future of the area, the study sets out the following key development principles, to ensure a connected Portishead:

  • To plan a new mixed area on central brownfield sites to create a sustainable place and maximise the return on the public investment in Portishead Rail
  • To build a place for people to live and work locally, supporting a circular economy and reduced car dependency
  • To create a joined-up approach for a healthy, liveable and sustainable place by coordinating and connecting different sites
  • Ensure that the necessary community infrastructure including school and health provision is delivered to support the development

The study was based on feedback from the local community, and how people feel about the Wyndham Way area. Comments were gathered via our interactive map.

In spring 2022, the Wyndham Way Steering Group began the next stage of this process, talking to local people about how changes to this area could address these opportunities and challenges. Further stages of this consultation will take place during summer 2022.

We want local people to help us translate the vision and development principles into real changes. North Somerset Council is leading the steering group’s work to consider the future of this area, working with local stakeholders to try to produce a development framework that maximises benefits for the people of Portishead. This will show, in clear and practical terms, how the Wyndham Way Area might look, function, and welcome people to Portishead in future.

What we're doing

Listening to the community, businesses and anyone else with an interest

Autumn/Winter 2020/21

People living, visiting and working in Portishead were invited to tell us what they like and what could be improved in this area. See what people said. This helped to inform the work of a steering group and shape a scoping study for the area.

Wyndham Way Study Area steering group meetings

Autumn/Winter 2020/21

The Wyndham Way Study Area steering group met regularly to gather all the evidence needed to gain a better understanding of the issues facing Portishead and how they can best be addressed, taking account of feedback from the public.

Wyndham Way Opportunity Area Scoping Study

Spring 2021

The steering group endorsed the study at a meeting on 25 February. The report was then considered by North Somerset Council on 10 March and Portishead Town Council on 17 March. Find out more about the study.

Consultation

Spring & Summer 2022

The Wyndham Way Steering Group has begun a new phase of consultation which is set to continue this summer. We want to talk to local people about how best to translate the scoping study real changes local people would like to see in this part of Portishead.

What would you like to do?

Key information

We're looking forward to hearing your views and sharing more information with you. If you have any questions or feedback, please get in contact or email the project team at WWSA@distinctivecomms.co.uk.

The Wyndham Way Steering Group includes North Somerset Council, Portishead Town Council, Abrdn plc and local businesses, working together to consider explore how the Wyndham Way Study Area could be improved to benefit the people of Portishead.

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