Bristol City Council - Local Planning Authority

Bristol City Council
Planning webpages
Bristol City Council Planning Online 
Planning Application search pages
Access Development Management planning meetings and Conservation Advisory Panel meetings from this page.
Bristol planning policy

Bristol Local Plan 1997
Bristol City Council publication - largely superseded by the Development Framework

SPDs (Supplementary Planning Documents)
and PANs (Policy Advice Notes)

An Online Aid to Planning Applications
from RICS and Communities & Local Government

Conservation Area

Conservation Areas
Bristol City Council webpage 
Bristol City Council webpage 


Architecture Centre, Bristol
Education events, exhibitions and information resource

Bristol Urban Design Forum
The Bristol Urban Design Forum (BUDF) is an independent group of design and environment professionals who undertake design review of specific development proposals and provide advice to Bristol City Council on urban design policy preparation

Communities and Local Government webpage

Commission for Architecture and the Built environment

20 criteria used to evaluate the quality of new housing developments

The Create Centre hosts a variety of environmental organisations and exhibitions.
A statutory consultee for planning applications 
A registered charity that supports Community led design

Government Office South West

Bristol City Council organisation for devolved decisions to groups of 2/3 wards

guidance on Local Development Framework requirements

Planning Aid
Planning Aid is part of the RTPI.
It provides free help and advice to communities and individuals.
Planning Finder
Planning Application alert system

Royal Town Planning Institute

West of England Transport
Webpage for information about Rapid Transit network, cycling city etc

Website for transport improvements for the West of England:
Bristol, N Somerset, S Gloucestershire, Bath and NE Somerset [BANES]

        Sustrans DIY Streets
       Sustrans' pioneering project helping communities tame traffic

       Greater flexibility for planning permissions: Guidance
           Good practice and guidance, legislation and policy


        to help achieve best practice in built environment sustainable development 
        in the South West  

practical and policy responses to climate change

Transition Bristol 
seeks to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and promote sustainability
An independent charitable organisation that shares their knowledge and experience to help people change the way they think and act on energy