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Development Plan

Our Development Plan is made up of a series of documents that are the starting point for all local Planning decisions. They comprise B&NES-specific plans, joint regional plans which cover the West of England region, and more local documents created by individual parishes or wards. 

Some of the policies within these documents may apply to the whole region, while others only cover certain areas or features. Therefore, policy maps are a very important part of understanding which policies may apply to your area or development proposal.

Understanding policy mapping

Our online service offers interactive mapping tools to view over fifty different planning policies. For ease of use, you can select the topic you are interested in by policy area. If you're unsure where to find the correct map, view our checklist to take you straight to the topic area or individual policy that you need.

View local planning policies on a map