National and local planning policies aim to guide future development. In accordance with planning law, a broad range of policies must take be considered in decision making and when preparing a planning application, development brief, or masterplan. These policies cover a wide range of topics including economy, tourism, recreation, shopping, health and safety, housing, waste, transport, built and historic environment and the natural environment.
BPT will challenge, enable or support local and national policies and processes which prioritise people-centred, sustainable development of the public realm, built and natural environment and infrastructure, which leaves Bath, its historic and existing properties, and its landscape, in an improved condition for the next generation.
BPT is actively engaged as a stakeholder in the development of new planning policies for Bath and the B&NES region.