Community groups can set up neighbourhood planning forums to write their own policies for an area, which are used with the Local Plan to decide planning applications.
Designations have now been made to establish the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood (Planning) Area and and the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Planning Forum. The Forum have recently consulted on their draft neighbourhood plan and are considering representations made.
An application has been made to re-designate the Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Planning Group as the Neighbourhood Planning Forum for the Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Planning Area.
At the Full Council meeting of 15 March 2016, Bristol City Council resolved to ‘make’ the Old Market Quarter Neighbourhood Development Plan. The neighbourhood development plan will now be used with the Local Plan to decide planning applications in Old Market Quarter.
Any community in Bristol can get involved in helping to plan future development. You can do this by contacting:
Community groups can also apply for their local area to become a neighbourhood planning area, so they can write their own policies for it.
You can look at a map of existing neighbourhood planning areas (pdf, 3.6MB) (opens new window) or find out more at the area pages.
Elsewhere on the web
- Resources for neighbourhood planning by Planning Aid England Go to http://www.ourneighbourhoodplanning.org.uk/news/2015/07/22/Resources_for_neighbourhood_planning_putting_the_pieces_together (opens new window)
- Neighbourhood planning at Planning Advisory Service Go to http://www.pas.gov.uk/neighbourhood-planning (opens new window)
- Neighbourhood planning Roadmap Guide by Locality Go to http://locality.org.uk/resources/neighbourhood-planning-roadmap-guide/ (opens new window)
- Notes on neighbourhood planning at GOV.UK Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/notes-on-neighbourhood-planning (opens new window)