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.


The local plan review goes through a number of stages of preparation and consultation.

Further consultation November 2022

Further consultation on the local plan closed in January 2023.

We consulted on:

Find a pdf summary of responses to the consultation (1.22 MB) .

Local Plan review consultation 2019

We held a consultation on the local plan from March to May 2019. The consultation drafts are available here for information:

Here's a pdf summary of responses to the March 2019 consultation (2.19 MB) .

Next steps

We're considering your comments from the further consultation in November 2022.

We will then amend the draft plan taking account of your comments, and then we will agree a publication version which will be made available for formal representations. This is expected in November 2023.

After the publication stage, the plan will be submitted for examination and will begin the process of being formally adopted by the council.

Sustainability appraisal

We carry out a pdf sustainability appraisal of the local plan (1.66 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 (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