Harbour Hopes - consultation on the draft vision for Western Harbour

Closed 22 Apr 2022

Opened 11 Mar 2022


Bristol City Council is asking for your views on the draft vision for Western Harbour.

Western Harbour is a key area in the continuing regeneration of Bristol’s city centre and the floating harbour. It’s a significant gateway to the city in a historic and landscaped setting, and has the potential to grow and thrive.

From September to December 2021, Bristol City Council hosted numerous conversations on the future of this area, engaging with local and Bristol-wide residents, businesses and interest groups through online and in person events.

Through the engagement eight themes emerged which identified what people felt made Western Harbour distinct. They were presented at a month long exhibition at The Create Centre and online. People were then invited to suggest their own place principles (rules or guides) for the future development of the area under each theme.

This engagement has informed the draft vision for the area.

More information about the project, including the full engagement report, can be found on harbourhopes.co.uk

If you would like us to send you a paper copy or information in an alternative format please call 0117 922 4409 or email hello@harbourhopes.co.uk

What are we consulting on?

Following engagement we are now consulting on the draft vision for Western Harbour. The draft vision sets out a number of commitments that reflect the hopes of local people that were shared during public engagement in 2021.

We would like to hear your views on these commitments by completing the following survey. You can view the vision here.

Next Steps

Responses to this consultation will help us refine the draft vision.  A final vision will then be taken to Cabinet for endorsement in Summer 2022.

If endorsed by Cabinet in summer, the final vision will guide detailed masterplanning starting later in 2022. The masterplan will set out where the new homes, jobs, public spaces and infrastructure in the area could go. During masterplanning there will be many opportunities to continue to get involved with shaping the Western Harbour area.


  • Hotwells and Harbourside
  • Southville


  • All residents


  • Environment
  • Regeneration