Have your say on development plans for the city: Local Plan - Growth and Regeneration

04 Apr 2019

Have your say on development plans for the city

Fifteen areas of major development could help to transform Bristol over the next 20 years, providing new homes and employment opportunities.

Bristol City Council has launched the next phase of the review of the city’s Local Plan and is asking for people’s views on its approach to building a better Bristol that meets the needs of the future.

The Bristol Local Plan outlines the council’s approach to delivering inclusive growth and development over the next 20 years including over 33,500 homes by 2036, addressing the needs of people in all parts of the city.

Alongside new homes, the plan aims to enable the growth of the economy, with sustainable transport, modern work places and digital infrastructure fit for the future.

The development strategy sets out a direction for each part of the city and identifies 15 specific locations for change and development. These include Lockleaze, central Bedminster and central Fishponds along with St Philip’s Marsh, Temple Quarter, Western Harbour and the Frome Gateway.

These varied locations range from urban areas with proposals for regeneration to undeveloped sites on the edge of the city. They offer a range of opportunities for mixed uses to meet with city’s development needs.

Citizens and communities are being asked for their views on the changes to the Local Plan, which will help support the creation of new homes and jobs across the city.

The Bristol Local Plan outlines the council’s policies for deciding planning applications.

Mayor Marvin Rees said: “The Local Plan will help us to build a better Bristol and shape the city to meet the needs of the future – a city of hope and aspiration where everyone shares in its success. The Local Plan will work with the One City Plan and aims to develop a sustainable and inclusive city.

“The plan aims to meet the needs of our growing population by securing new and affordable homes within the city, with a particular focus on Urban Living. We have some exciting developments planned across the city, from Southmead in the north to Brislington in the South. We also have plans to transform central Bristol with developments at Temple Quarter, Western Harbour and St Philip’s Marsh.

“I would encourage everyone to take a look at the plan and help us to shape Bristol for years to come.”

This is the second stage of consultation on the Local Plan. People’s comments on last year’s proposals have helped to shape the latest version of the draft plan.

The draft Bristol Local Plan Review document is available at http://www.bristol.gov.uk/localplanreview where there are full details about consultation and how to provide feedback.  Comments should be submitted by 24 May 2019.