Local Plan proposes new protections for valued green spaces.: Local Plan4 FB

16 Apr 2019

Local Plan proposes new protections for valued green spaces.

Vital green spaces across Bristol would be protected from future development under new proposals set out in the draft Local Plan.

Across the city, 159 open spaces in the city are proposed to become specially protected Local Green Space, a nationally recognised designation for open spaces of special status and importance to the community.

In addition, 410 other valued open spaces will continue to be protected as Reserved Open Space.

The Local Plan also recognises the important role of food growing sites, and Stapleton Allotments, home of the Feed Bristol project, would be specially protected as a Local Green Space.

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.

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: “As we develop more homes, businesses and communities it is essential that we continue to carefully conserve open space infrastructure such as parks, playing fields, nature reserves and the city’s lungs of natural space.

“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.

“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.