Draft Urban Living Supplementary Planning Document consultation

Closed 13 Apr 2018

Opened 19 Feb 2018

Feedback expected 4 Sep 2018

Results updated 4 Sep 2018

This is a closed consultation on an earlier draft of the Urban Living SPD document.

Click here for the current consultation on the updated document.



The consultation on the new Urban Living SPD has now closed. The SPD adds further detail to a new Urban Living policy in the Bristol Local Plan which is being consulted upon at the same time. You can view the video on the Urban Living SPD below:

The Urban Living SPD consultation document can be viewed here. The case studies document can be viewed here.

Next steps

Following consultation, the Urban Living SPD will be updated. It is anticipated that the SPD will then be adopted by Cabinet in September 2018.

Why your views matter

Consistent with the council’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), we are seeking feedback from the local community and key stakeholders on:

  • generic design guidance for higher density developments (including tall buildings);
  • the location of a number of ‘Urban Living’ focal areas ;
  • a set of new residential quality standards; and
  • assessment guidance for applicants

What happens next

We will publish a consultation statement setting out who was consulted, the main issues raised and how they have been addressed in the draft document.


  • All Areas


  • All residents


  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Housing