Planning Board
More information about the Planning Board can be found on the Planning Board page.

2016 Comprehensive Community Plan Update

The Comprehensive Plan Update process began in September 2013 with a Town - Wide visioning process called Vision for Bristol.  Click here for a copy of the report.

On January 25, 2017, the Bristol Town Council reviewed and adopted the Comprehensive Plan as revised to address comments from the State of Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program.
On February 2, 2017, the State of Rhode Island approved the Town's Plan.  Click here for the approval letter.

On March 9, 2017, the Town received a Certificate from the State of Rhode Island Statewide Planning Council for the successful completion of the Comprehensive Plan Update.

DRAFT Amended Subdivision Regulations - March 2017

NOTICE is hereby given that the Planning Board of the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the  “Town of Bristol Subdivision and Development Review Regulations” on Tuesday, April 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court Street, Bristol, Rhode Island .

The proposed amendments, which are consistent with the provisions of The Rhode Island Development Review Act  of 1992 (Chapter 23 Title 45, as amended) and the Rhode Island Zoning Enabling Act of 1991 (Chapter 24, Title 45, as amended) include the following, revisions to the construction requirements of paper roads; revisions to public notice requirements for major land developments; revisions to requirements for installation of street lights, revisions to the requisite checklists  and revision to the drainage design and construction standards to incorporate low impact development design and stormwater management.

The proposed amendments are available for review at the Department of Community Development,  Town Hall, 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI Monday –Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. , at the Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope Street, Bristol during normal business hours and on the Town of Bristol website.

Notice is further given that the Regulations may be further altered or amended prior to the close of the Public hearing thereon without further advertising; as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the Public Hearing.  Any alterations or amendments must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing.

Per Order of the Bristol Planning Board         

Jerome A. Squatrito, Chairman