A few weeks ago, in mid-July just over 3000 people (15%) who live in Portishead voted on wether they think that North Somerset Council should use the Portishead Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide on planning applications in the Town.

87.55% voted yes.

We really enjoyed working in this dynamic town, with local people who were knowledgeable and passionate about playing a proactive role in the future of the town. See below for a lovely quote from two of the people from the town we enjoyed working with.

Front Cover of the Neighbourhood Plan

“Portishead is a town of 27000 people which has undertaken substantial development over the last 25 years. In 2020, following a competitive tender process our Neighbourhood Plan steering group hired Place Studio, initially to help it structure the Neighbourhood Development Plan and support Community Engagement.

Place Studio provided excellent value from day one and was retained throughout the whole Plan development process including the challenging Covid period. At all times, Place Studio provided professional clear advice on all aspects of the project and especially technical Planning expertise which was invaluable.

Place Studio worked in a collaborative stye and really got to know and understand Portishead so that a Plan that was relevant to local needs was produced. The Plan was complimented for its exceptional quality by our Local Planning authority.

It simply would not have been possible for us to produce the Plan without Place Studio and we would thoroughly recommend the Place Studio Team to anyone thinking of embarking on their Neighbourhood Plan journey. Great job!”

Paul Gardener and Patricia Sterndale