One week left for bypass comments

3:14pm - 11 April 2022

Just one week remains for you to have your say in the latest consultation on Banwell bypass.

Our second public consultation on the scheme is open until Friday 22 April and we want your feedback on the latest designs, as well as proposed changes to surrounding roads and villages.

See all the documents and complete the consultation on our website.

Thank you to everyone who’s already responded and to everyone who came to one of our drop-in information events.

What you tell us will help us review the scheme design further before it’s finalised, ready to be submitted to planning later in the year.

Every response we receive is important, so we can deliver a scheme that works for our residents now and in future.

Find out more about the Banwell bypass on our website.

Have your say on future of Portishead

Three important consultations are taking place which will help shape future development in and around Portishead.

The three separate but related consultations are:

  • a local plan for whole of North Somerset, which we’re preparing
  • a neighbourhood plan for Portishead, organised by Portishead Town Council, and
  • a master plan of a specific area of town, organised by the Wyndham Way Steering Group.

Our draft local plan will guide new homes, jobs and investment throughout North Somerset up to 2038.

It rises to the challenge of finding the government’s target of 20,085 homes, as well as the challenge of climate change.

The policies make sure development across the area is planned in a way which meets our zero carbon target and we have some control over.

The local plan consultation runs until 5pm on Friday 29 April.

Portishead Town Council is consulting on its draft Neighbourhood Plan.

This sets out policies which will help manage development and protect important features within the town.

Three drop-in sessions are taking place for people to find out more. Visit the Folk Hall on Saturday (16 April), Portishead Library on Wednesday (20 April) or the Folk Hall on Saturday 23 April – all sessions run from 10am to 4pm.

You can also find out more on a dedicated website.

The Wyndham Way Steering Group includes us, Portishead Town Council, Aberdeen Standard Investments and local businesses.

Public consultation is continuing about the future of the area between Wyndham Way, the marina and the future Portishead Rail station site.

Feedback on how this area could be improved in a way that will bring the greatest benefit to the people of Portishead is being sought.

Find out more online.

Young people urged to comment on proposed developments

Young people are being urged to have their say about plans for North Somerset which will affect the area they will inherit.

The draft local plan sets out how North Somerset will develop over the next 15 years and we’re urging more young people to give their views in the latest consultation.

If you have a young person in your family, please ask them to get involved before the consultation closes on Friday 29 April.