The Temple Quarter Spatial Framework is a non-statutory planning document which sets out how the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone could become a thriving new city quarter over the next 25 years. The Spatial Framework is an important planning tool to guide and shape future development in the area. Our ambition is to create a place that is welcoming to all – to live, work, enjoy leisure time and build on Bristol’s strengths as a world class city. Temple Quarter will play a key part in growing Bristol as a more fair and equitable city that can benefit all communities; a city in which everyone has a stake and in which no one gets left behind.

Below you can read the Framework, as well as two companion documents:
  • The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) (PDF). This is a strategic transport plan that focusses on how a combination of infrastructure, policy and behavioural change measures will encourage sustainable travel to, and within, the Enterprise Zone.
  • The Public Realm Guide (PDF). This sets out the council’s expectations for the design of people-friendly streets and spaces in the Enterprise Zone.

Please note that the Spatial Framework only covers the pre-expansion Enterprise Zone area.

Spatial Framework

The Spatial Framework has been split into several sections, which you can read below. Please note that, as these are quite large files, they may take a couple of minutes to load.

Sections 1 and 2: Introduction and Existing Context
Read Sections 1 & 2 (PDF)

Section 3: The Framework
Read Section 3 (PDF)

Section 4: Scenario testing for key development projects
Read Section 4 (PDF)

Section 5: Delivering quality places
Read Section 5 (PDF)