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Last revised August 14, 2022

Development in Bristol requires planning approval from the Local Planning Authority (LPA), which is Bristol City Council.

The application is assessed against planning policy, eg National Planning Policy, the Bristol Local Plan, and ‘other material considerations‘.

  • Development can be a
  • new building,
  • conversion of or an extension to an existing building or
  • change of use of a building.
  • It can also cover advertisements, off street parking¬†and works to trees in conservation areas.

See Bristol City Council website for more information here