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The core strategy is the overall approach for planning development in Bristol. It guides development and growth and sets out the key elements of the planning framework for Bristol up till 2026 and beyond. All other planning policies produced have to be written to fit in with the core strategy.
This page lists the various stages during the development of the core strategy and the consultations that have taken place.
Adopted - June 2011
The core strategy (pdf, 5.5 MB) (opens new window) was adopted by Full Council on June 21 2011.Printed copies are available at a cost of £10. Please contact us for details.
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The inspector's report into the examination of Bristol's core strategy has now been received. The report contains the inspector's recommendation that the submitted core strategy is sound and should be adopted, subject to changes, and the reasons he has come to this view.
Potential significant changes - December 2010
The council consulted on potential significant changes to the core strategy arising from the examination process between December 2010 and January 2011. The responses recieved were forwarded to the inspector.
Core strategy examination hearings took place between June and September 2010
Submission - March 2010
The core strategy was submitted to the secretary of state for independent examination.
Publication - November 2009
The core strategy publication version was published on November 27 2009 and follows on from all previous stages of preparation.
Draft development principles - June 2009
The draft development principles (pdf, 2.2 MB) (opens new window) paper was published on June 10 2009 and followed on from the preferred options review paper. Responses to the consultation were considered by the council and used to inform the core strategy publication document.
Preferred options review - February 2009
The preferred options review paper (pdf, 1.1 MB) (opens new window) was published on February 27 2009. Responses to the consultation were considered by the council and used to inform the core strategy publication document.
Preferred options - January 2008
The preferred options paper (pdf, 1.9 MB) (opens new window) was published on January 11 2008. Responses to the consultation were considered by the council and used to inform the preferred options review and draft development principles paper.
Issues and options - July 2007
In July 2007 the council published an issues and options paper (pdf, 1.3 MB) (opens new window). Comments on the issues and options paper informed and helped develop the core strategy preferred options.
Issues paper - November 2006
In November 2006 the council published an issues paper (pdf, 0.9 MB) (opens new window). Comments on the issues paper informed the issues, objectives and spatial options within the issues and options paper.
Awareness raising leaflet - July 2006
In July 2006 a promotional leaflet: 'Shaping Bristol over the next 20 years (pdf, 0.9 MB) (opens new window)' was distributed to nearly 1,000 individuals and organisations. The leaflet provided an introduction to the core strategy and set out the councils early ideas about what issues the document should address.
Keeping up-to-date on the core strategy
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