Article 4 Direction: proposed controls on HMO conversions in Stoke Park and Filton

The public consultation on our plan to introduce restrictions on the rights of homeowners to convert existing housing into houses in multiple occupation in the Stoke Park and Cheswick ward, and parts of the Filton ward closed on 31 January 2023.

For the latest updates check our consultation page.

Supplementary planning documents

Supplementary planning documents (SPD) provide more guidance on Local Plan policies. The following SPDs have been adopted or approved for adoption.

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Conservation Areas

Refer to our historic environment page for the latest information on conservation areas.

Design and Landscape


Other SPDs

The programme for new documents is set out in the local development scheme and consultation drafts may be available to view.

Supplementary planning guidance (SPG)

A list of SPGs that have been adopted by the council is set out in appendix 4 of the local development scheme 2007-2009. Due to their age most SPGs are only available in hard copy , please contact us for further information.

Village Design Statements

The council has endorsed the following village design statements prepared by local communities

Concept Statements

The council has adopted the Golden Valley Mill, Bitton concept statement.

Other planning guidance

The four West of England authorities and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) have jointly published this toolkit to promote a more positive and consistent approach to handling large scale and complex development proposals – one where the authorities, developers and stakeholders work together to deliver high quality planning applications and effective decision taking. It has been produced because a streamlined and collaborative planning system is key to securing the investment needed to protect and enhance the environment and enable sustainable economic growth

A guide to the design of informal home zones in new development

The West of England’s Planning, Housing and Communities Board has ratified the following guide:

The council has endorsed the Patchway Town Centre Vision:

Guidance on planning and noise

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