Western Harbour

Closed 15 Sep 2019

Opened 19 Aug 2019

Feedback updated 24 Jun 2021

We asked

In August 2019 Bristol City Council embarked on early engagement into possible approaches to changing the road network within the Western Harbour Project Area and undertook: Western Harbour Initial ideas for changes to the road network engagement. Three possible ways to change the transport network were set out for public comment – the Western Approach, Eastern Approach and Hybrid Approach as potential ways to replace the current road network in Western Harbour. 

You said

You can read responses to the engagement here.

We did

A report was taken to Cabinet to provide a summary of the responses -  Western Harbour.pdf (bristol.gov.uk) 

The Western Harbour Advisory Group was established.  

In February 2020 the council began a process of focused engagement with key stakeholders and local communities and businesses however this had to be paused due to COVID 19. 

In 2021 we are seeking to deliver a programme of inclusive and meaningful engagement to ensure citizens, businesses and stakeholders inform a vision for the future of Western Harbour. 

The vision will then underpin the next design phase of the project and its future delivery. Any further consideration of road network changes will be done as wider plans for the area are developed. 

For more information about this engagement, and to find out how to get involved please refer to the Western Harbour website. 



Bristol City Council is asking for feedback on changes to the road network in the Western Harbour area, which could create a new city quarter, including new homes, shops and green space. Please note we are asking for early feedback on initial ideas, this is not a formal consultation on options.

Bristol City Council is considering ways to address problems with the ageing Cumberland Basin road system. The bridges and flyovers were constructed in the 1960s and require significant investment if they are to remain in use.

Three new ideas are being considered to create a simpler, less intrusive road network. These could unlock a mixture of new homes, retail and leisure development, plus high quality public open space and new walking and cycling routes.

You can see an overview of these proposals by clicking on the PDF below. 

Your feedback will help to inform our next steps.  You can give us your feedback from Monday 19 August to Sunday 15 September 2019.

If you’d like a paper copy or to receive the information in an alternative format call 0117 352 1397 or email transport.projects@bristol.gov.uk Paper copies will also be available in libraries.

We are also holding a number of drop-ins:

Holy Trinity Church

Clifton Vale, Bristol, BS8 4ST

Wednesday 21 August, 3pm-8pm

Saturday 31 August, 10.30am-3.30pm


Underfall Yard

Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6XG

Thursday 22 August, 3pm-8pm

Wednesday 28 August, 10.30am-3.30pm


The Snug in The Tobacco Factory

Raleigh Road, Bristol, BS3 1TF

Wednesday 4 September, 10.30am-3.30pm

Thursday 5 September, 3pm-8pm


Broadmead Baptist Church

1 Whippington Court, Bristol, BS1 3HY

Tuesday 10 September, 10.30am-3.30pm

Wednesday 11 September, 3pm-8pm


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