Guidance for the Community

How the community can get involved in the planning process, through their NPN planning groups, at the earliest stage, so that they can be most effective

Guidance for the Developer

How the developer can use early community involvement through Neighbourhood Planning Network groups to improve certainty in their planning application process

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Information on planning policy and design guidance and how to respond to planning application cases at pre application, application or appeal stages

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August 1, 2019

TCPA report on barriers to councils building housing, and impact of PD rights

A new report by the TCPA for the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) has been published. This report considers the barriers to councils building more high-quality, affordable housing, making ten recommendations for government reform. One of the key findings of the report is that half of councils in England think that permitted development could […]

April 17, 2019

Article 4 – removal of permitted development rights for COU to HMO

BCC Cabinet approved the proposal to extend the wards where Article 4’s, which removes the permitted development right to change a dwelling house to a small House in Multiple Occupation, are in operation. Currently developers are required to obtain planning permission in Clifton West, Clifton East, Lawrence Hill, Ashley, Cabot, Cotham and Redland wards. The […]

January 11, 2019

Bristol One City Plan January 2019

The Bristol One City Plan was launched today. It sets out “where we want Bristol to be by 2050, and how city partners will work together to create a fair, healthy and sustainable city.” find the Bristol One City plan here