Comment on purpose-built student accommodation and shared living draft guidance

Comment on purpose-built student accommodation and shared living draft guidance

Give your views on our new draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on purpose-built student accommodation and shared living development.

The guidance will support existing and emerging Local Plan policies used to decide planning applications for this type of accommodation.

These policies encourage balanced communities in Bristol by:

  • steering development towards suitable locations
  • preventing harmful concentrations of this type of housing

These policies also expect development to:

  • contribute to the mix of uses in an area
  • make sure the resident’s quality of life and the character of the area are not negatively affected
  • achieve good standards of accommodation

The guidance gives more detail on the implementation of these policies.

Comment on the guidance

We’d like your comments on the Purpose-built student accommodation and shared living: Draft Supplementary Planning Document (pdf, 823KB) (opens new window)

The deadline to send us your comments is Friday 7 January 2022.

Email your comments to blp@bristol.gov.uk

Or write to:

Strategic City Planning (CH)
PO Box 3399
Bristol BS1 9NE

You can also view a copy of the draft SPD at:

Central Library
Deanery Road
City Centre
Bristol BS1 5TL

The results of this consultation will help shape the content of the final guidance. The next version will be published next year for further comments.