Information on our review of the local plan and how to take part.

Bristol's local plan will be prepared in cooperation with our neighbouring councils. 

Spatial Development Strategy 

Work has stopped on the Spatial Development Strategy (SDS) and is not being progressed by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).

You can find out more on the WECA website.

Local plan review

The review of the local plan is continuing. It will set out how Bristol will develop over the next 20 years.

It will help deliver the new homes and jobs we need and safeguard the environmental assets we value.

We aim to have a new plan in place by early 2024 following further consultation and engagement. We expect to publish a revised timetable by early September 2022.

Progressing Bristol's Development 

Progressing Bristol's Development is a statement about planning in Bristol which explains the current approach to making planning decisions.

pdf Progressing Bristol's Development (1.04 MB)

Local Plan review consultation 2019

We held a consultation on the local plan from March to May 2019.

Here's a summary of the responses we received to the latest consultation:

pdf Summary of responses to the March 2019 consultation (2.19 MB)

Your comments have been taken into account and are informing the next stages of developing the new local plan.

Call for sites

Developers, landowners and other organisations are invited to tell us about potential sites for housing and / or economic development within Bristol City Council area.  

Proposed sites should be submitted using the form available below:

document Call for Sites form (70 KB)

Questions on the local plan review

If you have any questions about the local plan review, email