1. Quarterly meeting – 9 May 2013
  2. Two more Neighbourhood Development Forums
  3. Annual meeting
  4. Planning course feedback
  5. Key changes to the planning regime

Quarterly meeting – 9 May 2013

The next meeting is on
Thurs 9 May
5.30pm – 7.00pm
City Hall

The agenda is focussing on Neighbourhood Development Plans
There will be an update on

  • Neighbourhood Planning designations
  • talk about funding
  • update on next rounds and
  • a look at two Neighbourhood Development Plans at more advanced stages – Exeter St Davidsand Thame both of which passed at referendum on 2 May, including looking at their policiesrather than the spatial ‘site allocations’ plan.
  • We will also be discussing the next steps training that would be most most helpful to groups, so it would be most useful to have representatives at this meeting from the communities that are drawing up their neighbourhood development plans in Bristol, ie Knowle West, Lockleaze, Lawrence Weston, Old Market, and Redcliffe Way.


Further Resources:

Up Front Planning Aid/ RTPI website for Neighbourhood Development Forums.

Launch of new neighbourhood development fund

Link to neighbourhood development plan announcements


Two more Neighbourhood Development Forums

Two more Neighbourhood Development Forums were designated on 1 May

  • Old Market Quarter NDF and
  • Ambition Lawrence Weston NDF

see BCC webpage for further information.

Knowle West Neighbourhood Planning Area has been designated and, up until the 26 April2013, qualifying organisations were invited to apply to be designated as the Neighbourhood Planning Forum for that area. A consultation on the application received will begin on Friday 3 May.


Annual meeting

Sat am, 8 June 2013 

Are there any suggestions for agenda items / speakers / topics please?


Planning course feedback

Planning course: 10, 17, 24 April FEEDBACK PLEASE 

Notes from the planning course are on the NPN website under News.

If anyone has any feedback which will help us to shape any future events, I would be grateful to receive your comments.


Key changes to the planning regime

… including a

  • neighbour consultation system for larger household extensions,
  • a new arrangement allowing developers with major schemes to bypass poorly performing planning authorities and
  • the opportunity to renegotiate s106 agreements

have all now become law, following Royal Assent for the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 read more