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Last revised August 14, 2022


Neighbourhood Plans

Groups confirmed as the Neighbourhood Planning Forum (NPF) for their area and drawing up their own Neighbourhood Development Plans using the provisions of the Localism Act 2011:

Hengrove and Whitchurch Park NPF

Two plans have been made and are now planning policy

Ambition Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Plan

Old Market Quarter Neighbourhood Plan

One area is still working on bringing forward their plan:


One area which was designated as a pilot area has not had the NDF renewed



See here for more information about doing Neighbourhood Development Plans and other plan options.


Planning documents by communities:

Some communities have drawn up planning documents which set out the communities aspirations for development in their areas. These have no official policy status but do have weight because they have been drawn up through a consultation process and represent the community view.

HCCA (Hotwells and Cliftonwood CA) Cumberland Plaza read here

WHaM (Windmill Hill and Malago RPG) masterplan for Bedminster Green read here

For more information on how to draw up a plan for your area, see How to do your own Plan page

Character Appraisals

Bristol has a large number of Conservation Areas. Under the review of the Conservation Area policy documents, Character Appraisals of each Conservation Area are being carried out. Planning groups are helping with these appraisals and a number have been completed and are available here on the Bristol City Council website.

  • Henleaze Character Appraisal
  • Sneyd Park Character Appraisal

For more information about how to do your own appraisal, see How to do a Character Appraisal page.