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Have your say on the future of Bristol City Centre

Image of Broadmead, courtesy of Bristol City Council.

People who live or work in, or travel to Bristol city centre are being asked for feedback on plans to make it a more “family-friendly, safer, healthier, and greener place.”

The City Centre Development and Delivery Plan will cover a large area of central Bristol, extending from Marlborough Street and the St James Barton roundabout in the north, to Castle Park in the south, Bond Street South in the east and St Augustine’s Parade in the west.

It will build on the One City Plan and the City Centre Framework – adopted in 2020 – to set out a vision for the city centre up to 2050.

Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees said “The Plan will look ahead to consider what needs to happen to ensure Bristol’s city centre is fit for the future, and set out a step by step guide to help us get there.

“It will involve thinking big about the potential long-term changes to job opportunities, buildings, parks, public spaces and streets and the way these are used to support a thriving city centre facing the current climate and ecological emergencies, and economic and social pressures.

“This Plan is one of the ways we will be working to make Bristol a sustainable city with jobs close to where people live, with a low impact on our planet and a healthy environment for all. It will help us think about the types and scale of development and investment required to support the city’s ambitions and will help support developers and landowners to consider proposed schemes in the wider context of what Bristol wants for our city centre.

“I encourage everyone to take part to make sure we get the plans right for our city.”

This first round of informal engagement will run for four weeks from Monday 25 April to Monday 23 May 2022.

To read about the issues the City Centre Development and Delivery Plan will address, add comments to an interactive map and fill in a short survey go to

There will be further opportunity for engagement over the summer and a period of formal consultation later in the year.

For a paper version of the survey or to ask for it in another format, email