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.

A motion blur of a train whizzing by

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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Still time to have your say on future growth

Two important planning documents for North Somerset and the wider region are still open for consultation – but time is running out to have your say.

Consultation on North Somerset Council’s sites and allocations plan and the West of England joint spatial plan both end on Monday (19 December).

Continue reading Still time to have your say on future growth

Have your say on the Tropicana’s future

Creative ideas and ambitious proposals are now being sought to transform Weston’s iconic Tropicana building into a multi-use creative arts and entertainment venue.

Screen shot of the Tropican futures website showing the Tropicana as it is now and possibly in future

North Somerset Council has commissioned the award-winning HemingwayDesign team to help develop a vision to regenerate the former Tropicana site on Weston’s seafront.

Everyone is now invited to read the proposals and have their say about the emerging vision by logging on the new website –

Continue reading Have your say on the Tropicana’s future

Key town centre development sites announced

Sites around Weston-super-Mare’s town centre have been unlocked for development as part of ambitious regeneration plans for the town.

North Somerset Council has been working closely with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to bring forward several sites as part of its regeneration programme.

Continue reading Key town centre development sites announced