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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March 6, 2021

Bristol Temple Quarter vision

The vision of the development around Bristol Temple Meads, the Dings and St Philips Marsh has been published here

March 2, 2021

National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code consultation

This consultation seeks views on draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework. The text has been revised to implement policy changes in response to the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission “Living with Beauty” report.

A number of other changes to the text of the Framework are also set out and explained in this consultation document, but we are not proposing a review of the National Planning Policy Framework in its entirety at this stage. A fuller review of the Framework is likely to be required in due course, depending on the implementation of the government’s proposals for wider reform of the planning system.

This consultation is also seeking views on the draft National Model Design Code, which provides detailed guidance on the production of design codes, guides and policies to promote successful design. We made a commitment to seek views on the National Model Design Code as we expect it to be used to inform the production of local design guides, codes and policies and want to ensure it is as effective as possible.

November 9, 2020

White Paper: Planning for the future 2020

NPN administrators responded on the community involvement implications of the Planning for the Future proposals read here Bristol City Council responded to the Planning for the Future consultation. You can read their response to the survey here see the consultation