Planning policy and guidance

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

Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Plan

The Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Development Plan has now been submitted to Bristol City Council and there is a further opportunity to comment on the plan. Representations will be passed to an independent examiner appointed by the council to scrutinise the plan. The consultation runs until Friday 17 June 2016.

Temple Quarter Spatial Framework consultation

We’re making a Spatial Framework as a guide to how planning policy will be used in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. A public consultation on the framework will run until Thursday 14 April 2016.

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