Local plan

Local plan

The Local plan includes policies for deciding planning applications in Bristol.

We're working on an update to the Bristol local plan.

For more information see our local plan review page.

The plan is made up of these documents:

Interactive local plan policies map

You can look at an interactive Local Plan policies map. You can search by address or select locations on the map to see what policies apply to them.  

Progressing Bristol’s Development

Progressing Bristol’s Development (pdf, 1MB) (opens new window) is a statement about planning in Bristol which explains the current approach to making planning decisions.

Neighbourhood development plans

Some areas have neighbourhood development plans, which include other policies for deciding planning applications.

Supplementary planning documents, practice notes and other planning guidance

For some types of development we produce additional documents to help guide planning decisions.