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

The new local plan 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 environment we value.

Further consultation

Further consultation on the local plan review will run until 20 January 2023.

We would like your comments on the:

Have your say

To leave a comment and provide supporting documents, you should:

  • let us know which proposal you're commenting on by quoting:
    • the draft policy number, for example H1
    • a paragraph number
    • the name of any sites referred to
  • give your name or name of your organisation

Send your comments by email:

Or post to:

Strategic City Planning Team (CH)
Bristol City Council
PO Box 3399
Bristol, BS1 9NE

You can also respond online on our consultation hub.

Your response may be made publicly available.

pdf Easy Read version of the consultation (17.08 MB) .


The deadline for comments is Friday 20 January 2023.

Next steps

The Local Plan review goes through a number of stages of preparation.

After this consultation we will amend the draft plan, taking account of your comments, and then will agree a publication version which will be made available for formal representations.

After the publication stage, the plan will be submitted for examination and will begin the process by which it may be formally adopted by the council.

More information about the Local plan review

Local Plan review consultation 2019

We held a consultation on the local plan from March to May 2019. These versions are not part of the current consultation but are available here for information:

Here's a summary of the responses we received in 2019:

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

Progressing Bristol's Development

pdf Progressing Bristol's Development (1.04 MB) is a statement about planning in Bristol which explains the current approach to making planning decisions. It's a prospectus for the local plan review.

Local Development Scheme

The  pdf latest local development scheme (297 KB) was published in November.

Questions on the local plan review

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

Privacy notice

Bristol City Council is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and other regulations including the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR).

To provide this service, we will process your comment, name, email address and address.

We are collecting this data because it is in the public interest to process this. Your name and comment may be made public as it will form part of the evidence base used to inform the creation of planning policy documents.

The above purposes may require disclosure of any data received in accordance with the Freedom of information Act 2000. We will use this information to assist in plan making and to contact you regarding the planning consultation process.

We will hold this information for 5 years and we will contact you to see if you wish to be contacted as part of other planning consultations before this period expires.

For more information relating to the contact details of the data controller and your rights relating to processing, you can read our full privacy statement.