New protections for valued green spaces in Bristol

Under new proposals set out in the council’s draft Local Plan, vital green spaces across Bristol would be protected from future development.

Across the city, 159 open spaces in the city are proposed to become specially protected Local Green Space, a nationally recognised designation for open spaces of special status and importance to the community. A further 410 other valued open spaces will continue to be protected as Reserved Open Space.

The Bristol Local Plan outlines the council’s approach to delivering inclusive growth and development over the next 20 years including over 33,500 homes by 2036, addressing the needs of people in all parts of the city.

Mayor Marvin Rees said: “As we develop more homes, businesses and communities it is essential that we continue to carefully conserve open space infrastructure such as parks, playing fields, nature reserves and the city’s lungs of natural space.

“The Local Plan will help us to build a better Bristol and shape the city to meet the needs of the future – a city of hope and aspiration where everyone shares in its success. The Local Plan will work with the One City Plan and aims to develop a sustainable and inclusive city. I would encourage everyone to take a look at the plan and help us to shape Bristol for years to come.”