Strategic Infrastructure-led masterplan for Severnside

South Gloucestershire Council is working with the local community, town and parish councils and businesses on a vision to help shape the future of Severnside. The draft masterplan presented is not an agreed document. Its purpose is to present a vision for Severnside and to gather community and stakeholder views.

This vision will look at medium and long-term aspirations for the rural and coastal communities of Severnside as well as the business and leisure sectors, which includes the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area and recreational uses within the Green Belt.

It will build on all the different strengths these areas have, including:

- the character of existing coastal villages and rural communities

- the strong economic and leisure sector to Severnside

- the unique natural environment

The vision for Severnside will also respond to challenges and opportunities, including:

- the climate and nature emergency

- new economic and other development opportunities

- the need for sustainable travel

This vision will form a document called the strategic infrastructure led masterplan for Severnside, which will also include recommendations for how the vision can be delivered. It will not provide detailed plans for the area. This masterplan document will help us make decisions in the future on new development and transport schemes. 

3133 Severnside Area Map

The strategy to achieve the vision is set out on the draft masterplan document and covers:

  • Communities
  • Natural environment and Green Belt
  • Economy

Interventions are also presented that would be required to achieve the medium and long term aspirations for Severnside, covering:

  • Transport
  • Flood defence
  • Habitat creation
  • Green and open spaces
  • Local services and facilities
  • Utilities, such as energy supply, digital connectivity and drainage

We have launched a six-week engagement period and during this time we want to hear your views on the vision for Severnside.

Have your say

You can download and read the draft masterplan document by clicking here

  • You can complete our online survey here or if you prefer a paper copy you can click here to open a printable PDF and return to the Freepost address printed on the questionnaire. The survey is open until Sunday 24 July.
  • We are also holding two drop-in events where you can come and learn more about the draft masterplan for Severnside, ask questions and provide feedback.These will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday 15th June 2022, 2pm - 7pm, Easter Compton Village Hall, Main Road, Easter Compton. BS35 5SJ

Tuesday 5th July 2022, 2pm - 6:30pm, Severn Beach Village Hall, Ableton Lane, Severn Beach BS35 4PP

Comments received during the engagement period will inform a final draft of the masterplan, which will be published in Autumn 2022.

If you have any queries or would like a paper copy posted to you, please contact or call 01454 868004.

This period of engagement will close on the 24 July 2022.

This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.


  • Opened
    13 Jun 2022 at 09:00
  • Closed
    24 Jul 2022 at 23:59


Geographical area
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
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