Have Your Say on the Portswood Scheme

I’d like to survey the opinion of Shop Local Southampton members as to the impact they think these changes have on proposed changes to the Portswood Scheme.

The original Portswood Scheme, as consulted upon by Southampton City Council, envisaged a permanent bus/taxi/bike/delivery-only zone between Westridge Road and the St Denys Road Junction, with a larger pedestrian dwell area, outdoor hospitality, seating, greenery, extra disabled parking and crossings.

Southampton City Council are now proposing to alter the Portswood Scheme to be part-time only (0700-1000 and 1600-1900), and for the bus gate to cover a smaller area (the area between St Denys Road and the St Denys Road Spur by Trago Lounge is proposed to be open to all traffic at all times).

Have your say on the proposed changes at