A vision for the north fringe

The West of England Combined Authority, South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council are jointly working on a vision for the north fringe of Bristol and we would like to hear your views.

This document will be called the ‘Strategic Infrastructure-led Masterplan for the north fringe of Bristol’ and will set out a vision for the area and recommendations for how the vision can be delivered.

As part of this work, we want to hear from residents, businesses and other members of the community to help us finalise the strategic masterplan, which will set out our aspirations for this area for the next 30 years.

Where is the north fringe of Bristol?

The north fringe is an area in South Gloucestershire between the northern edge of the City of Bristol and the M4 and M5 motorways. It includes the communities of Filton, Cribbs Causeway, Patchway, Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke, Harry Stoke, Henbury and Brentry.

It is an important area for the region’s economy. It is a centre for commercial and retail activities as well as being home to many global aerospace and engineering businesses, the University of the West of England and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

What is the strategic masterplan?

The final strategic masterplan will set out a vision for these areas up to 2050 and include recommendations for how the vision can be achieved.

This will help us make decisions to guide the nature of new development and future transport schemes, green spaces and improvements to our local high streets and neighbourhoods.

We believe that through investment, we can help close the inequality gap, support sustainable growth and respond to the climate and ecological emergency.

This plan will influence new growth ensuring it is sympathetic to the character of the area and meets the future needs of residents.

Our approach has people at the heart of it. This vision will set out how we can reshape and strengthen communities across the area through creating stronger high streets with safer facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelers; increasing local employment and enhancing the character and identity. We want to ensure the area is not just a great place to live, work or visit but also to stay and explore.

We are running public engagement for six weeks to gather views on:

  • the long-term vision and objectives;
  • the six illustrations prepared for Cribbs Causeway; UWE / Abbeywood to Stoke Gifford; Aztec West Business Park; Highwood Road; Bradley Stoke and the A38; and
  • our recommendations for short-term projects.

As this is a joint project between WECA, South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council, all information related to this engagement can be found on this dedicated website, which includes details of the vision, proposals, drop-in events and an online survey:


If you would like to request hardcopies of any of the materials, or would like to request a copy of the draft technical report, please contact:

Email: consultation@westofengland-ca.gov.uk.

Phone: 07436 601889

Please note the closing date for this engagement work is 19 June 2022.

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


  • Opened
    6 May 2022 at 00:00
  • Closed
    19 Jun 2022 at 23:59


Consultation Topic
  • Local highways and transportation projects
  • Planning policy & strategy
  • Regeneration issues
  • Transportation planning & policy
Geographical area
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charlton and Cribbs
  • Filton
  • Patchway Coniston
  • Stoke Gifford
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Target Audience
  • All residents