Purpose-built Student Accommodation and Shared Living - Draft Supplementary Planning Document

Closed 7 Jan 2022

Opened 8 Nov 2021


We are asking for your views on new planning guidance relating to the development of purpose-built student accommodation and other forms of shared living accommodation. The new draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will support existing and emerging Local Plan policy used to decide planning applications for this type of accommodation. The Council’s policies aim to encourage balanced communities in Bristol by steering development towards suitable locations and by preventing harmful concentrations of this type of housing. Policies also expect development to contribute to the mix of uses in an area, to protect the residential amenity and character of areas and to achieve good standards of accommodation. The guidance provides further detail on the implementation of these policies.


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