Information on our review of the local plan.

The new local plan will set out how Bristol will develop up to 2040. It will help deliver the new homes and jobs we need and safeguard the environment we value.


On 31 October 2023, Full Council agreed that the Local Plan publication version (November 2023) should be published for representations to be made and then submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination.

The local plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 25 April 2024.

Find more information on the Local Plan Examination page.

Publication version

Representations on the publication version of the Local Plan were invited between 21 November 2023 and Friday 26 January 2024.

The publication version can be viewed here:


The publication version of the Bristol Local Plan has been informed by various evidence studies and reports.

Local development scheme

The  pdf latest local development scheme (316 KB) was published in November 2022 and the timetable updated in July 2023.

Questions on the local plan review

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