City Centre Development and Delivery Plan (DDP)

Closes 31 Dec 2022

Opened 25 Apr 2022


Bristol City Council is working with local residents, businesses, landowners, developers and other stakeholders to guide the long-term regeneration of central Bristol.

The Development and Delivery Plan (or Plan for short), once complete, will guide the recovery, regeneration and transformation of Bristol city centre over the period to 2050. It will look at what needs to be done within the city centre to: 

  • Create inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  • Provide quality homes for Bristol's growing population
  • Create jobs and opportunities in places that people can reach sustainably
  • Support a thriving leisure and retail sector and night time economy
  • Respond to the climate and ecological emergencies
  • Provide quality public spaces and a green and healthy environment.

The Plan will cover a large area of central Bristol, extending from Marlborough Street and Bond Street in the north, to Castle Park in the south. The study area includes The Galleries, Fairfax Street, Callowhill Court, Haymarket and the former Debenhams store (some of which are already subject to development proposals from private developers) as well as the area around St James Barton roundabout. Within this area, the Plan will look at ways to retain and enhance Castle Park and St James’ Park as important open spaces.

Why your views matter

By listening to and working closely with the local community and other stakeholders, we can create a long-term vision for change which everyone can get excited about.

You can get involved now by:


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Children / Young People
  • Council tenants
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Service Users
  • Business
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Traffic and transportation
  • City Development
  • Housing
  • Parks and green spaces