Bristol residents urged to have their say on the future of the city centre

There are plans to make Bristol city centre a more family friendly, safer, healthier and greener place.

The City Centre Development and Delivery Plan will map out ideas on how to improve the city centre with opions from people who live, work or travel in the city centre.

It will build on the One City Plan and the City Centre Framework and will cover a large area of central Bristol.

Mayor Rees is urging people in Bristol to have their say on the future of the city centre.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, 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.”

The plan will extend 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.

Marvin continued: “The plan is one of the ways we will be working to make Bristol a sustainable city with jobs close to where people live, with 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.”

The first survey is open to the public until May 23, 2022 - it can be acessed here.

There will be more interaction with residents during the summer months and once again later into 2022.