Bristol's conservation area character appraisals and conservation area enhancement statements.
Conservation area character appraisals help residents and us to understand the history of an area and why it is special. They help shape future developments and planning policies, as well as giving residents an idea of what enhancements could be made.
We have undertaken a review of Bristol's existing conservation areas. This is through the production of a character appraisal and set of management proposals for each area.
The consultation and adoption process for each appraisal will give it enough weight to be a significant consideration in making planning decisions, and at appeal.
Conservation area enhancement statements
We also have a list of conservation area enhancement statements, which are gradually being replaced by character appraisals.
In the meantime, you should check the enhancement statements if you can find what you're looking for in our list of conservation area character appraisals.
The City Council are currently consulting the public on two draft character appraisal documents.
Comments on either document can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservation areas and local communities
We value the specialist knowledge of local groups and greatly support working together to produce character appraisals.
Local communities have become more involved in identifying what is positive and negative about a conservation area, including unlisted buildings of merit, and helping to define boundaries.
We welcome all input into what makes an area special and what could improve an area; or more specific comment on a draft character appraisals via email@example.com
Character appraisals and the Our Place project
Finding the resources to implement the programme of Character Appraisals is challenging. If you live in a Conservation Area that does not currently have a Character Appraisal, then the City Design Group will support you in the pdf Our Place (3.53 MB) project initiative.
This is a way that a local group can start the process of conservation area review, which can be used to form the basis for a Character Appraisal.
- pdf Gloucester Road (3.50 MB) (adopted 4 April 2017)
- pdf Bedminster (3.87 MB) (adopted 12 December 2013)
- pdf City and Queen Square (11.77 MB) (adopted January 14 2009)
- pdf City Docks (4.54 MB) (adopted December 2011)
- pdf Clifton and Hotwells (7.44 MB) with separate maps for Clifton and Hotwells (adopted July 14 2010)
- pdf College Green Conservation Area Character Appraisal (5.45 MB) (adopted 22 March 2016)
- pdf Cotham and Redland (12.42 MB) (adopted September 1 2011)
- pdf Kingsdown (4.89 MB) (adopted March 31 2008)
- pdf Montpelier (4.97 MB) (adopted January 14 2009).
- pdf Old Market (7.29 MB) (adopted March 31 2008)
- pdf Portland Square (3.25 MB) (adopted March 31 2008)
- pdf Park Street and Brandon Hill (5.48 MB) (adopted May 23 2011)
- pdf Redcliffe (7.23 MB) (adopted March 31 2008)
- pdf Sea Mills (5.62 MB) (adopted July 14 2010) with separate maps:
- pdf St James's Parade (2.57 MB)
- pdf St James Parade boundary review character appraisal (1.06 MB) (adopted 13 August 2018)
- pdf St Michael's Hill and Christmas Steps (3.71 MB) (adopted January 14 2009)
- pdf Stokes Croft (6.75 MB) (adopted October 12 2007)
- pdf Westbury on Trym (6.63 MB) (adopted July 2015)
Conservation area enhancement statements
These statements were created in 1993 to describe the character of Bristol's conservation areas.
These are being replaced with our conservation area character appraisals, so you should check them if you can't find what you're looking for here.
- pdf Avon Valley Conservation Area (188 KB)
- pdf Bower Ashton Conservation Area (100 KB)
- pdf Brentry Conservation Area (130 KB)
- pdf Brislington Conservation Area (113 KB)
- pdf Henbury Conservation Area (99 KB)
- pdf Kingsweston and Trym Valley Conservation Area (209 KB)
- pdf Shirehampton Conservation Area (104 KB)
- pdf Sneyd Park Conservation Area (146 KB)
- pdf Stapleton and Frome Valley Conservation Area (191 KB)
- pdf The Downs Conservation Area (174 KB)
- pdf Tyndall's Park Conservation Area (143 KB)
- pdf Westbury-on-Trym Conservation Area (136 KB)
- pdf Whiteladies Road Conservation Area (167 KB)