Planning policy and guidance

Find out about the policies we use to decide planning applications and how you can have your say on them.

Hengrove and Whitchurch Park

Applications have been made to designate the ward of Hengrove and Whitchurch Park as a Neighbourhood (Planning) Area and to designate the Hengrove and Whitchurch Park Neighbourhood Planning Forum as the Neighbourhood Forum for that area.

Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Plan

The Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Development Plan was submitted to Bristol City Council in March 2016. We have held a consultation on the plan. An independent examiner will now scrutinise the plan and representations.

West of England Joint Spatial Plan

The West of England Joint Spatial Plan will guide development in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire until 2036.

We had a consultation on the Issues and Options document for the West of England Joint Spatial Plan. The responses to the consultation will be used to make the next stage of the plan.

How to get involved in shaping planning policy

We have a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) that explains how:

  • we involve people in preparing Local Plan documents
  • we involve people in planning applications
  • developers should consult with local people when making planning applications