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Neighbourhood planning: Hengrove and Whitchurch Park

Neighbourhood planning: Hengrove and Whitchurch Park

Information on the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Development plan.

The Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Development plan is now used with the Local Plan to decide planning applications in Hengrove and Whitchurch Park.

The plan and supporting documents can be viewed below:

Hengrove and Whitchurch Park became a designated neighbourhood planning area on 7 November 2016.

You can look at a map of the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Planning Area (pdf, 798KB) (opens new window) .

Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Planning Forum became the designated forum for this area on 7 November 2016.

At the Full Council meeting of 19 March 2019, following a positive referendum result, Bristol City Council resolved to ‘make’ the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Development Plan.

You can look at our statement setting out this decision (pdf, 388KB) (opens new window) .

You can also see copies of the decision statement and the Neighbourhood Development Plan at City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR, from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Results of the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Referendum

We held a referendum on 14 February 2019 to decide if the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Development Plan should be used to decide planning applications in Hengrove and Whitchurch Park.

More people voted 'yes' than ‘no’ in this referendum.

You can view the declaration of result of poll on the referendum on the Neighbourhood Development Plan for Hengrove and Whitchurch page.

Decision to proceed to referendum

The Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Development Plan was submitted to Bristol City Council on 18 April 2018. 

The plan was publicised by Bristol City Council with comments invited between 11 May and 22 June 2018. The plan and all representations received were passed to an independent examiner for consideration.

The examiner recommended that:

  • the plan should be modified  
  • there should be a referendum to decide if the modified plan is used alongside the Bristol Local Plan when we make decisions on planning applications in Hengrove and Whitchurch Park

We modified the plan in line with the examiner's recommendations with the agreement of the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Planning Forum.

On 25 October 2018 we decided the modified plan meets the requirements for a neighbourhood development plan.  You can read our statement explaining this decision (pdf, 791KB) (opens new window) .

Examination documents

You can read all documents relating to the examination, including the examiner's report, below:

Representations received on submitted Neighbourhood Development Plan

Neighbourhood development plan submission documents 

How to get involved

To find out more about the proposed Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Planning Forum contact Andrew Gamlin  (Co-chair) at at.gamlin@btinternet.com.

You can also visit the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Planning Forum website to view the draft plan. 

Downloadable files