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The Bristol Local Plan contains a range of policies which are used in making decisions on planning applications.
The Core Strategy (pdf, 5.5 MB)(opens new window)is part of the Local Plan which sets out the overall approach for planning development in Bristol.
Site Allocations and Development Management Policies
The Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Local Plan includes policies about what sites can be built on and which should be protected from development.
- Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Local Plan (pdf, 1.0 MB)(opens new window)
- Annex: Site Allocations Information (pdf, 8.8 MB)(opens new window)
- Policies Map (pdf, 14.0 MB)(opens new window)
Bristol Central Area Plan
The Bristol Central Area Plan provides policies for development in central Bristol.
- Bristol Central Area Plan (pdf, 12.6 MB)(opens new window)
- Policies Map (pdf, 9.1 MB)(opens new window)
Additional documents related to the Bristol Local Plan are also available, including Inspectors' reports and Sustainability Appraisal documents.
The Joint Waste Core Strategy guides decisions about where major waste facilities should be built.
The Local Development Scheme explains what planning policy documents make up the Bristol Local Plan. It also includes a timetable for preparing them.
We ask people to comment on and take part in the preparation of planning policies. The Statement of Community Involvement explains how we plan to do this.
Keeping in touch
Let us know your details and we will tell you about:
- consultation events
- issue or adoption of planning documents
- important news about the Bristol Local Plan.
Pages in the section
- Bristol Central Area Plan
- Call for Sites - Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment
- Local Development Scheme
- Local plans
- Planning - Statement of Community Involvement
- Planning Core Strategy
- Planning in Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone
- Site allocations and development management document
- Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)