Get free building advice from the experts

Extending, renovating or converting your home to suit your needs can be a big job – so you want to make sure it’s done right.

Any alterations need to adhere to building regulations so North Somerset Council’s building control team is helping to make the process more straightforward by offering free advice drop-in sessions.

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Have your say on special school expansion

A girl with Downs Syndrome with her thumbs upHave your say on proposals to expand a North Somerset special school when a consultation opens next week.

From next Thursday (19 September) you can have your say on proposals to expand Baytree Special School in Weston-super-Mare from 72 to 120 places, and onto a second site.

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Have your say on proposed road scheme

Residents and businesses are invited to have their say on multi-million pound transport plans for Weston-super-Mare town centre.

Highways and transport improvements are proposed for Station Road, Walliscote Road and Alexandra Parade thanks to a £4.45m grant from the Department for Transport and Local Growth Fund.

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Funding secured for Portishead Rail

The re-opening of Portishead’s railway line is back on track after the scheme received more than £31m of funding from the Department for Transport.

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The funding for MetroWest Phase 1, which includes the reopening of the Portishead to Bristol rail line, was announced last week.

It comes ahead of the submission of a Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Government in July. Continue reading Funding secured for Portishead Rail

Calling all North Somerset Instagram users!

Instagram users in Nailsea, Backwell, Churchill or Banwell are being invited to take snaps of what they value in their local area to share on the app.

Long-term proposals are being developed for new homes and major transport improvements in North Somerset and the landscape of these areas could change in the future.

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