Regulatory Committees

The role of Regulatory Committees.

Regulatory committees are committees that we have to have by law.

Development Control

There are two Development Control Committees that regulate land use and new building in Bristol. They decide major or controversial planning applications. Applications are referred to the committee by senior council officers and ward councillors.

The Development Control Committees in Bristol are:

Public Rights of Way and Greens Committee

The Public Rights of Way and Greens Committee is responsible for the registration and protection of common land and town and village greens and granting permission and licences for work or changes to public rights of way and greens.

Public Safety and Protection Committee and Licensing Committee

Public Safety and Protection Committee and Licensing Committee carry out the council's licensing responsibilities.