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We use the government's Planning Portal website to provide services and guidelines about the planning system. Local circumstances may override their guidelines, so you may need to check with us.
- Planning system information on the Planning Portal - a wide range of services and guidance about the planning system.
- A guide to planning legislation and practice (pdf, 1.2 MB)(opens new window) - how to get involved in planning decisions.
- Is permission needed (Planning Portal)? - Information on whether planning permission is needed for your project.
- Submit a planning application online (Planning Portal)
- Appeals guidance (Planning Portal) - how to make an appeal, search for and comment on appeals.
- Marketing guidelines for a change of use planning application (pdf, 36 KB)(opens new window).
- The Bristol Planning Protocol (pdf, 3.4 MB)(opens new window) - information about working together on major planning applications.
- Policy and research on Planning Portal - access to legislation and planning research documents.
- Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - for information on the CIL Charging Schedule
- Space Standards practice note (pdf, 125 KB)(opens new window) - guidance for developers relating to residential space standards.
- Waste and recycling booklet (pdf, 319 KB)(opens new window) - guidance for developers, owners and occupiers relating to waste and recycling storage facilities.
- Cycle parking provision guidance (pdf, 263 KB)(opens new window) - for developers, such as type of rack to use, spacing requirements and suppliers.
- Guidelines for Pre Application Involvement (pdf, 29 KB)(opens new window) - guidance for developers relating to community involvement.
- Tree Planting Obligations (pdf, 34 KB)(opens new window)- guidance for developers relating to tree planting.
- Protocol for temporary advertising of development sites (pdf, 37 KB)(opens new window) - guidance relating to the application requirements and assessment, of temporary advertisements on development sites.
- Flood Risk Sequential Test Practice Note (August 2013) (pdf, 1.6 MB)(opens new window)
- Flood Risk Assessment Development Control Standards (pdf, 21 KB)(opens new window) - flow chart providing guidance of information to be submitted.
- Climate change and sustainability practice note
- Climate change and sustainability - frequently asked questions
- Planning agents - accreditation scheme - a new scheme to help speed up the registration and processing of householder applications.
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