Communities in Severnside invited to help shape future of the area

An image of the Sevrnside coast looking out to the Severn Bridge

People living or working in Severnside are being asked how the area should look in the future.

South Gloucestershire Council is launching a six-week engagement period from Monday 13 June to discuss a vision for the rural and coastal communities of Severnside, as well as the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area.

The Severnside vision will look at aspirations for the next 30 years building on all its different strengths: the unique coastal environment and the strong economic and leisure sectors.

The vision will cover infrastructure needs into the future such as transport, green spaces, local services and facilities, energy supply, digital connectivity, flood defences and other opportunities for growth.

People who like to visit Severnside are also being encouraged to have their say on the area’s future.

Councillor Steve Reade, cabinet member responsible for regeneration, environment and strategic infrastructure at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “Severnside is a unique part of South Gloucestershire offering coastal living, regional tourist attractions and providing a strategic hub for large employers such as Amazon and Tesco.

“We want to build on the strengths and success of this area without damaging its distinctive character. I hope the local communities and those that work in the area join the conversation over the next six weeks and help us build an exciting vision for its future.”

South Gloucestershire Council is inviting residents to two drop-in events where information on the Severnside vision will be available, and members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions.

These events are taking place on:

  • Wednesday 15 June between 2pm and 7pm at Easter Compton Village Hall, Main Road, Easter Compton, BS35 5SJ
  • Tuesday 5 July between 2pm and 6.30pm at Severn Beach Village Hall, Ableton Lane, Severn Beach BS35 4PP.

To give feedback on the Severnside vision, visit

The website will be live from Monday 13 June and the engagement period closes on Sunday 24 July.

More information is available on the project webpage, visit

All feedback received during the engagement will inform a document called the strategic infrastructure led masterplan for Severnside, which will be published later in the year. The masterplan is being funded by the West of England Combined Authority.