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Considering the future of the Wyndham Way area

Portishead has experienced big changes, which bring with them opportunities and challenges as the town has continued to grow.

Its population has risen from 17,000 in 2001 to around 25,000 today. New neighbourhoods, business investment and the regeneration of Portishead Marina are all real and vivid examples of the changing face of the town.

We recognise that any future change to Portishead must happen for the better. We want to discuss with local people the changes they would like to see. That’s why we’ve started a conversation about the future of an area around Wyndham Way, in the town centre.

Working together


Portishead Town Council, North Somerset Council and Aberdeen Standard Investments have been working together as partners on a new study for the area around Wyndham Way in the town centre, between the high street, the marina and the proposed MetroWest railway station. 

This study represents a very early stage. Find out more about the study

The study was heavily influenced by feedback from the local community on what people like, what they don’t like and what they feel could be improved in the Wyndham Way area. Comments were made on an interactive map

A steering group of local businesses, Portishead Town Council, North Somerset Council and Aberdeen Standard Investments was also established to explore how this area could be improved to bring the greatest benefit to Portishead. 

North Somerset Council will now begin working with Portishead Town Council, landowners, residents and businesses to create a development framework for the area. A development framework is a planning document that will be used to help determine individual planning applications. It will guide future development and associated infrastructure in the area.

More information on this will follow later this year. Sign up for updates

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.

Public consultation

2021

North Somerset Council will now begin working with Portishead Town Council, landowners, residents and businesses to create a development framework for the area. More information on how you can get involved will follow shortly – sign up for updates.

What would you like to do?

Key information

We're looking forward to hearing your views and sharing more information with you next year.

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in contact or email the project team at WWSA@social.co.uk.