Western Gateway

Area covered

Bath and North East Somerset, BCP Council (Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole), Bristol, Dorset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Now also includes Swindon (overlaps with England's Economic Heartland).


All the local highways authorities, West of England Combined Authority, Network Rail, Highways England, DfT

Lead / hosting authority

Gloucestershire County Council

Statutory Status

Shadow body

Transport Strategy

Short term Transport Strategy: draft consulted upon (2020 - 2025) - our response can be found here.  Aims to adopt a longer term transport strategy up to 2050 by March 2023.

More information about Western Gateway can be found on this website.