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.

The plan will be prepared in cooperation with neighbouring councils so that planning issues are addressed across the wider region.

Timetable and next steps

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

A revised timetable and programme for the local plan review will be published in the near future. 

Local Plan review consultation 2019

We held a consultation on the Local Plan from March to May 2019.

The consultation was 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 latest consultation:

Summary of responses to the March 2019 consultation (pdf, 2.2MB) (opens new window)

Questions on the Local Plan document

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

Sustainability appraisal

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