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

Designations have now been made to establish the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood (Planning) Area and the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Planning Forum.

Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Plan

At the Full Council meeting of 14 March 2017, Bristol City Council resolved to ‘make’ the Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Development Plan. The neighbourhood development plan will now be used with the Local Plan to decide planning applications in Lawrence Weston.

Lockleaze Neighbourhood Planning Area

A decision has been made on the application to re-designate the Lockleaze Voice Neighbourhood Development Forum as the Neighbourhood Planning Forum for the Lockleaze Neighbourhood Planning Area.

Old Market neighbourhood plan

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.

  • 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.