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The Bristol Local Plan is a set of planning documents which contains a range of policies to guide future development decisions.
The Bristol Local Plan was previously referred to as the Local Development Framework.
The Core Strategy is the overall approach for planning development in Bristol. All other planning policies must be written to fit in with the strategy.
1997 Adopted Local Plan
The 1997 Adopted Local Plan contains certain policies that are saved and still used in deciding planning applications.
Site Allocations and Development Management
The Site Allocations and Development Management document will provide planning policies for specific sites. It will include decisions about what sites can be built on and which should be protected from development.
Bristol Central Area Plan
The Bristol Central Area Plan will guide development in the centre of the city.
Neighbourhood planning allows community groups who put forward an area and who apply to become a neighbourhood planning forum to (when designated) write their own planning policies for their area. Neighbourhood Plans will have a status similar to the Local Plan and will be used alongside it to decide planning applications.
Community Infrastucture Levy (CIL)
Joint Waste Core Strategy
The Joint Waste Core Strategy guides decisions about where major waste facilities should be built.
Supplementary Planning Documents
The are 10 adopted Supplementary Planning Documents. These give more details about the planning policies in the 1997 Local Plan.
Local Development Scheme
The Local Development Scheme explains what planning policy documents make up the Local Development Framework. It also includes a timetable for preparing them.
Statement of Community Involvement
We ask people to comment on and take part in the preparation of planning policies. The Statement of Community Involvement tells you how we plan to do this.
Evidence to guide planning policies
We want decisions about our planning policies to be based on good evidence. So we have used a range of studies and assessments to help write the Local Development Framework policies.
Sustainability Appraisals are used to assess the ongoing effects (social, economic, environmental) of planning documents as they are being prepared.
Register for updates
Give us your details and we will tell you about:
- consultation events
- issue or adoption of planning documents
- important news about the Local Development Framework.
We normally contact you by email and our website. Please let us know if you need to have information sent by post.
Pages in the section
- Bristol Central Area Action Plan
- Bristol Citywide Sustainable Energy Study
- Call for Sites schedules and maps
- Community Infrastructure Levy consultation
- Core Strategy Submission
- Core Strategy Consultation on Potential Significant Changes
- Core Strategy Examination
- Core Strategy Inspector's Report
- Core Strategy Publication Version
- Local Plan evidence
- Local plans
- Neighbourhood Partnership Profile Papers
- Our response to the Inspector regarding draft schedules (28 October 2010)
- Planning - Statement of Community Involvement
- Planning in Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone
- Responses from Hearing Participants (28 October 2010)
- Responses to Inspector's Issues and Questions
- Responses to the Publication Version
- Revision to SPD4 consultation
- Site Allocations Previous Community Involvement Events
- Site Allocations and Development Management - preferred approach
- Site Allocations and Development Management Options
- Site allocations and development management document
- Site allocations: responses to preferred approach consultation
- Statements from hearing participants
- Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)
- Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2009
- Supplementary planning documents and guidance
- Sustainability appraisal
- The Local Development Scheme