Core Strategy with Potential Minor and Significant Changes

The city council has now posted the Core Strategy with Potential Minor and Significant Changeson the ‘Core Strategy > Examination in public’ webpage http://tinyurl.com/37gwxly

Direct link to Core Strategy with changes:

The changes are mostly to do with the dropping of the Regional Spatial Strategy requirements which affect the housing numbers and quality, and Green Belt and Employment policies. This is the full copy of the Core Strategy with all the potential significant and minor changes.

It may be easier to look at the extracts which are also on the website.

The potential significant changes are also available at

and potential minor changes at
The hearing sessions of the Examination in public will resume on 7 and 8 September. We anticipate that at this stage the future progress of the Core Strategy will be agreed, including whether the proposed changes will need to be consulted on.


A reminder that the Drop In sessions for the Area Green Space Plans and Site Allocations and Development Management Options Document will resume after the summer break. The sessions are as follows:

01 Sept     The Vassell Centre, Fishponds, BS16 2QQ
02 Sept     Arnos Manor Hotel, 470 Bath Road, Arnos Vale, BS4 3HQ
06 Sept     The Gatehouse Centre, Hareclive Road, BS13 9JN
13 Sept     Redland Parish Church Hall, Redland Green Road, BS6 7HE
15 Sept     Portway Rugby Development Centre, The Portway, Sea Mills, BS9 2HS
20 Sept     Trinity Henleaze United Reform Church, Waterford Rd, BS9 4BT
22 Sept     Salvation Army Hall, Hassell Drive, Lawrence Hill, BS2 0AN
27 Sept     Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY
29 Sept     Southville Centre, The Beauley Room, Beauley Road, BS3 1QG
04 Oct       Rose Green Sports/Leisure Centre, 65 Gordon Road, Whitehall, BS5 7DR
06 Oct       Bristol City Council, Brunel House, St Georges Road, Bristol, BS1 5UY
07 Oct       Bristol City Council, Brunel House, St Georges Road, Bristol, BS1 5UY

For further details go to http://www.bristol.gov.uk/siteallocations