The SevernNet Area includes a string of coastal villages and industrial estates along the Avon and Severn Estuaries including the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA). These are economically connected in a number of ways including providing work to local people, local supply networks and provision of support services.
The geographic spread is from Royal Portbury Dock and its related villages of Pill, Easton-in-Gordano and Abbots Leigh in N. Somerset; through Avonmouth in Bristol and the related communities in the wards of Avonmouth and Kingsweston (the villages of Avonmouth, Shirehampton, Lawrence Weston and Sea Mills); through to Weston Approach Industrial Park in South Gloucestershire and its related villages of Easter Compton, Severn Beach, Pilning and Hallen. The area extends along the River Severn for approximately 10 miles.
The area developed in the late 1800s as the Bristol Port was established in
Avonmouth. Royal Portbury Dock was developed on the opposite banks of the Avon in 1960. The area now hosts diverse communities of interest with large and small industrial estates neighbouring urban and semi-rural villages.