Local Plan review

Local Plan review

Information on our review of the Local Plan and how to take part.

The new Local Plan will set out how Bristol will develop over the next 20 years. It will help deliver the new homes and jobs we need and safeguard the environmental assets we value.

Local Plan review consultation

We're running a consultation on the Local Plan review until 24 May 2019. 

We’d like your comments on:

The consultation is accompanied by the existing Local Plan policies which we propose to retain:

Retained Local Plan policies (pdf, 1.8MB) (opens new window)

Here is a summary of the responses we received to the last consultation and our responses to them:

Responses to the 2018 consultation (pdf, 1.5MB) (opens new window)

How to respond

You can comment on any of the proposals set out in the consultation until 24 May 2019. 

Send your response by:

  • email: blp@bristol.gov.uk 
  • post: Strategic City Planning Team, Bristol City Council, City Hall, PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS

Make it clear which proposal you are commenting on by including one of the following: 

  • draft policy number 
  • paragraph number 
  • site address

If you comment on the plan your name or the name of your organisation and your response may be made public. See the privacy notice below.

Questions on the Local Plan document

If you have any questions about the Local Plan review email blp@bristol.gov.uk

Drop in sessions

Talk to a member of the Local Plan team about the consultation at a drop in session.

  • Tuesday 23 April, 2.30pm to 6.30pm:  Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY
  • Thursday 25 April, 2.30pm to 6.30pm:  @symes Community Building, Peterson Avenue, Hartcliffe, BS13 0BE
  • Tuesday 30 April, 12noon to 6.30pm:  Bristol Central Library, College Green, BS1 5TL 
  • Thursday 9 May, 2.30pm to 6.30pm:  Bristol Central Library, College Green, BS1 5TL

Next steps

The Local Plan review goes through a number of stages of preparation.

After this consultation the council will amend the draft plan, taking account of your comments, and agree a publication version. This will be made available for formal representations.

After the publication stage, the plan will be submitted for examination and will begin the process by which it may be formally adopted by the council.

Sustainability appraisal

The Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report (pdf, 1.7MB) (opens new window) outlines the scope of the update to the Bristol Local Plan.

We'll publish a new sustainability appraisal in May 2019.

Privacy notice

Bristol City Council is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and other regulations including the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679). 

To provide this service, we will process your comment, name, email address and address.

We are collecting this data because it is in the public interest to process this. Your name and comment may be made public as it will form part of the evidence base used to inform the creation of planning policy documents.  

The above purposes may require disclosure of any data received in accordance with the Freedom of information Act 2000. We will use this information to assist in plan making and to contact you regarding the planning consultation process.

We will hold this information for 5 years and we will contact you to see if you wish to be contacted as part of other planning consultations before this period expires.

For more information relating to the contact details of the data controller and your rights relating to processing, you can read our full Privacy Statement.