Neighbourhood Planning Network News    7 March 2018

Local Plan Review meeting 6 March

The presentation from the local plan review meeting at City Hall on 6 March has been uploaded to the NPN website here

Affordable Housing Practice Note 2018

New guidance for developers and housebuilders working in the inner west and east parts of the city has been agreed by Bristol City Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday 6 March in a bid to help increase affordable housing in Bristol.

A new fast track arrangement is being adopted for development which provides 20% of affordable housing and which commences within 18 months of planning permission being given. The developer is also exempted from providing viability information. This applies to residential development in Inner East and Inner West areas.

Read more here

Bristol Arena: Temple Meads or Filton?

Petitions to keep the proposed Arena on the site next to Temple Meads Station rather than in South Gloucestershire on the Filton Airport site have been launched.

read more here

CIL committees and decisions

The Cabinet Decision on ‘Transformation of Neighbourhood Working’ in December 2017 was to allocate CIL through 6 area committees

read here

A further paper is to be presented at the Full Council meeting on 20th March which should set out the process for CIL consultation and decision making.

Papers for the meeting will be available on the BCC website 7 days before the meeting.