Planning policy and guidance

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

Bristol Temple Quarter Spatial Framework

The Spatial Framework for the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone was adopted by Bristol City Council in October 2016.

You can find out more about the Framework and read the document on the Bristol Temple Quarter website.

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.

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.

Consultation on the next stage of the plan starts on 7 November 2016.

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