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If you are an organisation interested in the idea of putting forward a Neighbourhood Planning Area application, please get in touch with a member of the Strategic City Planning team. Contact details are available on the right hand side of this page.
An information sheet (pdf, 0.6 MB)(opens new window) and leaflet (pdf, 184 KB)(opens new window) are also available to download, to help community groups decide whether to apply for a Neighbourhood Planning Area and how to do so.
Please note that only one organisation can be designated for each Neighbourhood Planning Area.
A citywide map showing the location of designated Neighbourhood Planning Areas (pdf, 6.1 MB)(opens new window) in Bristol is available to download. Each area now has a designated Neighbourhood Planning Forum working towards producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan for their area. Designation details are available via the links below:
- Lockleaze Neighbourhood Planning Area
- Old Market Quarter Neighbourhood Planning Area
- Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Planning Area
- Knowle West Neighbourhood Planning Area
- Redcliffe Way Neighbourhood Planning Area
The proposed Myrtle Triangle Area was not formally designated as a Neighbourhood Planning Area. As a consequence, the proposed Neighbourhood Planning Forum was not progressed to designation. A formal decision document (pdf, 34 KB)(opens new window) is available to download or may be inspected on request at Brunel House (tel: 0117 903 6723).
What you need to know:
Neighbourhood Planning is about making sure a community gets the development it needs for the future: through the building of homes, job opportunities, and leisure and community facilities, including schools, health services and shops.
Any community in the city can get involved in helping to plan their future development and there are lots of ways to do this including through contacting the Bristol Neighbourhood Planning Network or your local Neighbourhood Partnership.
However, the Localism Act introduced a new opportunity for communities to write their own Development Plan Documents to help guide future development.
There are two key steps to this process and detailed guidance is available below:
- Designating a Neighbourhood Planning Area (pdf, 99 KB)(opens new window)
- Designating a Neighbourhood Planning Forum for that Area (pdf, 82 KB)(opens new window)
The council will support neighbourhood organisations in the preparation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan or Order, but the level of resource available to support individual groups will depend on:
- How many groups seek support for formal processes
- Where the Neighbourhood Planning Areas are located – priority will be given to supporting those areas with regeneration potential and areas where there is a high level of deprivation
- How much development potential is likely to come forward in the designated Neighbourhood Plan Area
Support will be available to a designated Neighbourhood Planning Forum at 2 levels:
The Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning programme, which is run by Locality (in association with the RTPI, Planning Aid England, the Community Development Foundation and other partners) is now the main provider for Neighbourhood Planning assistance. It is funded by Department of Communities & Local Government and runs for two years. From May 2013 groups have been able to apply for advice to support them through the Neighbourhood Planning process, and a grant of up to £7,000, to create their own Neighbourhood Plan and shape development in their local area.
Do you wish to receive updates on any new planning applications registered in your local area? Our Planning Applications Online web-page, offers guidance for local groups and individuals who wish to register for updates. The page explains how to create new ‘search profiles’ whereby you can receive e-mail notifications of any applications which are submitted within your search area.
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Strategic City Planning Team Brunel House, Floor 2, Brunel Wing PO Box 3176 Bristol, BS3 9FS Opening Hours
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- Work: 0117 903 6725