Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood planning

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.

Hengrove and Whitchurch Park

Following the result of the referendum on 14 February 2019, the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Development Plan can now be used with the Local Plan to decide planning applications in Hengrove and Whitchurch Park.

Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Plan

The Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Planning Group has been re-designated as the Neighbourhood Planning Forum for the  Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Planning Area.

Redcliffe

The Redcliffe Residents Action Group and Neighbourhood Forum has been designated as the Neighbourhood (Planning) Forum for the Redcliffe Neighbourhood Planning Area.

Old Market

The Old Market Community Association has been redesignated as the Neighbourhood (Planning) Forum for the Old Market Neighbourhood Planning Area.

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.

  • Make a neighbourhood planning application

    You can apply for your local area to become a neighbourhood planning area.

  • Hengrove and Whitchurch Park

    Get involved with planning at a local level in Hengrove and Whitchurch Park.

  • Knowle West

    Get involved with planning at a local level in Knowle West.

  • Lawrence Weston

    Get involved with planning at a local level in Lawrence Weston. The Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Development Plan has now been submitted to Bristol City Council.

  • Lockleaze

    Get involved with planning at a local level in Lockleaze.

  • Old Market

    The Old Market Quarter Neighbourhood Development Plan includes policies that are used with the Local Plan to decide planning applications in the Old Market area.

  • Redcliffe

    Get involved with planning at a local level in Redcliffe.