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Planning policy and guidance

Planning policy and guidance

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

Local Plan review

We're working on an update to the Bristol Local Plan. Find more information on the Local Plan review page. 

West of England Joint Spatial Plan

The West of England Joint Spatial Plan is currently being examined.

How to get involved in shaping planning policy

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

We engage with local residents’ groups when preparing planning policies. Details of local residents’ groups are available on the Neighbourhood Planning Network website.