Bristol’s draft Local Plan, which outlines the council’s policies for approving planning applications, is currently out for public consultation. The scope of the plan is extensive, establishing both city-wide policies and more localised plans, as well as permitting certain types of development in distinct areas. I would encourage local residents to have a look at the draft plan, and consider making their own views known.
Bristol is going through a period of great change, and the Council is rightly seeking to deliver inclusive economic growth in the city, whilst planning for the thousands of new homes the city desperately needs. Brislington, in particular, is set to see considerable change over the coming years, with a lot of new housing in the area.
I recently wrote to the Government to support the Council’s bid for Housing Infrastructure Funding (HIF), so that we can invest in the transport and community infrastructure we need if we are to make any new housing developments sustainable. If granted, the HIF bid could, in part, be used to create a rapid transit route down the A4 Bath Road, which would help combat the road’s current congestion problems.
You can comment on any of the proposals set out in the consultation until 24 May 2019.