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Parking SPD

Parking standards that the Council expects to be met in new development have been published for many years in Appendix 4 of the District Wide Local Plan. These standards were adopted in 2002. Since the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the revocation of Planning Policy Guidance Note 13 (Transport) the use of standards expressed as maximums is outdated. Therefore there is now a need to review all the parking standards and update them to reflect the requirements of the NPPF. This Parking Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) builds on the 2011 Residential Parking Study and other study work for non-residential uses. It seeks to provide clear guidance on the vehicle and cycle parking provision at new developments and layout and design requirements.

The deadline for comments on the draft SPD was 3 February 2014.

 

Minerals Sites Plan

The Minerals Sites Plan will identify suitable sites for quarrying of sand, gravel, building stone and ball clay to meet national, regional and local requirements.

We are considering potential new locations for future mineral extraction, to be included within the Mineral Sites Plan. We would like to hear your views on 44 sites that have been suggested for consideration by mineral companies, landowners and consultants.

The consultation commenced on 19 December 2013 and closed on 13 February 2014. For further information, please see the Minerals and Waste page.|

 

New Waste Plan

A new Waste Plan is being prepared to provide for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole's waste management needs.

The new Waste Plan will aim to support recycling and conversion of waste into valuable resources wherever possible, with burying it in landfill being the last option. It will determine where new facilities are needed and, once adopted, will provide the policy framework for determining planning applications for waste management facilities. The new plan will replace the current Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Waste Local Plan| (adopted in 2006).

 

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2013 update

The Council undertook a public consultation between 29 August - 11 October 2013 seeking details of new sites for the 2013 update of the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The SHLAA process is largely prescribed by Government and the assessment will provide evidence to support the delivery of sufficient land in the Borough to meet the community’s need for more homes.

For more information, please see the following page:

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment|

 

Minerals Core Strategy - proposed modifications

The Minerals Core Strategy (MCS)| is a plan setting out a vision, objectives and proposed policies for meeting Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole's mineral requirements up to 2028.

 

Following the hearing sessions held as part of the examination into the soundness of the MCS, the County Council proposed a number of modifications to the plan. This consultation ran from 29 July - 16 September 2013.

For further information, see Dorset County Council's website: www.dorsetforyou.com/mcs|

 

Former Cliff End Hotel Site Development Brief

The closing date for comments was Wednesday 27th Feburary 2013. For more details, please see the following page:

Town Centre AAP Schedule of Main Modifications

Following an Independent Examination into the soundness of The Town Centre Area Action Plan, conducted by Geoff Salter MRTPI, the Council has proposed a Schedule of Main Modifications| to the document. This was open for comment until 10th August 2012 

 

Dorset Heathland Preferred Options DPD

The Local Authorities of Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset , Poole and Purbeck published for public consultation the Dorset Heathlands Preferred Options Development Plan Document (DPD). The DPD sets out the strategy and policies for the mitigation of adverse impacts of future development across South East Dorset over the period to 2026 on the internationally designated Dorset Heathland.

Public consultation on the Preferred Options document commenced on Friday 1st February and closed on Thursday 28th March 2013. The document can be viewed on the Borough of Poole website at

Minerals Core Strategy - Pre-Submission Draft

The Minerals Core Strategy (MCS) is a plan setting out a vision, objectives and proposed policies for meeting Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole's mineral requirements.

The MCS sets out a strategy for quarrying stone, sand and gravel, ball clay and other minerals within the county, taking into account the need to contribute to national, regional and local requirements in a sustainable manner.

The MCS Pre-Submission Draft was published so that people could comment on matters of legal compliance and 'soundness' before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government later in the year. For more information, please visit the Dorset County Council website:

www.dorsetforyou.com/mcs|

 

Core Strategy Schedule of Main Modifications

Following an Independent Examination into the soundness of The Bournemouth Plan: Core Strategy, conducted by Geoff Salter MRTPI, the Council has proposed a Schedule of Main Modifications to the document.

Any comments made can be seen on the Main Modifications Representations| page.

 

The Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework 2012-2014, Supplementary Planning Document Consultation.

The Local Authorities party to ‘The Dorset Heathlands Interim Planning Framework 2010-11 have issued this document for public consultation. It proposes the conversion of the current Interim Planning Framework (IPF) to a Supplementary Planning Document that when adopted will sit within each of the Local Planning Authorities, with responsibility for determining residential planning applications, Local Development Frameworks. The new Dorset Heathland Planning Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is proposed to run for two years from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2014 and will therefore replace the existing document which will cease on 31 March 2012 or on adoption of the SPD if later.

 

Dorset Wide Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Site Allocations Joint Development Plan Document Issues and Options Document 2011

Consultants, Bakers Associates, carried out a public consultation from Friday 18 November 2011 until Friday 10 February 2012 on four potential sites in Bournemouth that they thought could be suitable to meet the current and future needs of Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople. Further information on the sites and the consultation can be found at this page|.

 

Transport Contributions Scheme 2: Supplementary Planning Document

9 November 2011 - 21 December 2011

A draft Transport Contributions Scheme Supplementary Planning Document| was available for public comment until 21 December 2011. It is proposed that this revision following public consultation and adoption by the Council will replace the existing scheme which has been in operation since 7 April 2009. There is no change to the geographical application of the Scheme which is South East Dorset wide, excluding Purbeck.

The purpose of the revision is to update the Scheme in light of (i) the approval of Local Transport Plan 3 for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset; and (ii) having regard to the current economic situation. In addition the Scheme will become part of each Council’s Local Development Framework as a Supplementary Planning Document giving it enhanced weight in the decision making process. The scheme is based on the transport contribution necessary as a result of development which is expected to occur up to 2026 and is evidenced by the South East Dorset Multi-Modal Transport Study published earlier this year. This comprehensive evidence base demonstrates that the additional transport schemes are directly related to the transport contribution required by the development.

The consultation document proposes a contribution for 2011/12 of £350 per additional standard daily trip, the current applicable rate is £713.20 per additional vehicle trip.   

 

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Replacement Advice Note for Developers

The purpose of the Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)| is to provide greater detail on the implementation of Policy AH1 in the Council’s Affordable Housing DPD. The guidance is intended to be used in decision making relating to planning applications that include residential development.

Following meetings with the development industry, the SPD has been revised to address concerns of certainty and to assist developers in being able to assess the likely levels of affordable housing contributions that they will be expected to contribute. In particular it sets out how developers will be required to demonstrate the financial viability of their scheme and the means by which contributions will be calculated

The SPD was open for consultation from 2nd June to 15th July 2011 

 

The Bournemouth Plan – Pre-submission Consultation

The Pre-submission consultation on The Bournemouth Plan (Core Strategy) ran between 31st August 2011 to 12th October 2011.

The Bournemouth Plan sets out policies to deal with a range of important issues that will directly affect borough residents, including climate change, housing, the economy, health and transport. It will become the council’s key planning document within the Local Development Framework (LDF)|. The LDF will eventually replace the District-Wide Local Plan.

The Pre-submission stage is the third and final stage of public consultation on The Bournemouth Plan, and during this consultation period members of the public will have an opportunity to comment on the document’s ‘soundness’.

In addition, a Sustainability Appraisal (SA)| has been produced to accompany the Pre-submission consultation document. The purpose of SA is to promote sustainable development via the preparation of Local Development Documents through the integration of social, environmental and economic considerations.

More information on the details of how to make comments can be found on The Bournemouth Plan page|.

 

The Bournemouth Town Centre Area Action Plan – Pre-submission Consultation

The Pre-submission consultation on the Bournemouth Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP) ran from 31st August 2011 to 14th October 2011.

The AAP sets out policies to guide long term rejuvenation of the Town Centre, including policies on: design and appearance of buildings, streets and spaces; transport and movement; and people and activity, including provision of new homes, employment, shops, leisure, tourism, cultural and community facilities.

The AAP will become the council’s key planning document for the Town Centre and be read alongside the Bournemouth Plan (Core Strategy) and other documents in the Local Development Framework (LDF)|. The LDF will eventually replace the District-Wide Local Plan.

The Pre-submission stage is the fourth and final stage of public consultation on the AAP and during this consultation period members of the public will have an opportunity to comment on the document’s ‘soundness’.

In addition, a Sustainability Appraisal (SA)| has been produced to accompany the Pre-submission consultation document. The purpose of SA is to promote sustainable development via the preparation of Local Development Documents through the integration of social, environmental and economic considerations.

More information on the details of how to make comments can be found on the Town Centre Area Action Plan page|.

 

Minerals Core Strategy - Consultation

A draft plan setting out policies for the future quarrying of stone, sand and gravel, ball clay and other minerals within Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole is available for your comments.

The MCS sets out a vision, objectives and proposed policies to guide minerals development, taking into account the need to provide for minerals in a sustainable manner.

Since the last consultation period, held at the end of 2010, some significant changes have been made to the Minerals Core Strategy.

Some of the main areas that the revised plan has developed are:

  • A spatial strategy for aggregates, ball clay and Portland Stone including broad areas of search or resource areas
  • A revised set of key issues reflecting more specifically the crucial mineral related, Dorset specific, issues that the strategy needs to address
  • A strengthened evidence base through working closely with the minerals industry and other specialist stakeholders and through a number of specific studies

To view the document and make your comments online, go to: http://consult.dorsetforyou.com/portal

Supporting documents, including a sustainability appraisal, have also been prepared. They can also be viewed here.

Paper copies of the MCS are available to view at planning reception at Bournemouth Borough Council Town Hall and in libraries throughout Bournemouth.

For further information see www.dorsetforyou.com/mcs

or phone Dorset County Council on 01305 228571.

 

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document
Replacement Advice Note for Developers (June 2011)

The purpose of the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is to provide greater detail on Policy AH1 in the Council's Affordable Housing Development Plan Document. The guidance is intended to be used in decision making relating to planning applications that include residential development.

The SPD was published for the purposes of consultation from 2nd June until 15th July 2011.For more information, and to download the consultation document, please see the Affordable Housing SPD page.

 

Investing in Green Places: Consultation on the South East Dorset Green Infrastructure Strategy

Consultation on the draft green infrastructure strategy ran until 28 March 2011. For more information, please go to the web page at http://www.dorsetforyou.com/greeninfrastructure|

‘Investing in Green Places’ is a draft strategy for the planning of ‘green infrastructure’ in South East Dorset. Green infrastructure refers to the wider environment and its ability to provide a range of economic, social and cultural benefits.  It includes parks, woodland, allotments, cycle routes and other spaces that help underpin our health, well-being and quality of life.

The draft strategy has been put together by the six local councils in SE Dorset, the Environment Agency, Natural England and the Forestry Commission.  It aims to co-ordinate the planning of green infrastructure to improve and make best use of our existing assets in the most cost effective way.

 

Article 4 Direction

On the 15th December the council made an Article 4 Direction that in effect will take away permitted development rights for the change of use between a dwellinghouse and a class C4 house in multiple occupation. Subject to confirmation by the council the Article 4 Direction will come into force on the 16th December 2011.

Comments were invited on the Article 4 Direction up to 13th January 2011. For more information please see the Article 4 Direction| page.

 

Town Centre Area Action Plan -  Preferred Options Consultation

Public consultation on our Preferred Strategy for change in the Town Centre took place from 8th November 2010 to 7th January 2011.

The Preferred Options consultation document is part of the preparation of a Town Centre Area Action Plan, a planning document that will guide the future regeneration of the town centre.

For more information, please see the Preferred Options | page. If you have any queries regarding this document please contact a member of the Customer Service team, contact details are shown in the box on the right hand side

 

Minerals Core Strategy

The Minerals Core Strategy (MCS) is a draft plan setting out policies for the future quarrying of stone, sand and gravel, ball clay and other minerals within Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.

Comments on the draft MCS were invited from 29 October to 17 December 2010. The MCS sets out a vision, objectives and proposed policies, taking into account the need to contribute to mineral requirements in a sustainable manner.

Note that the MCS does not identify specific sites for future mineral extraction.

For further information see www.dorsetforyou.com/mcs |or phone Dorset County Council on 01305 228571.

 

The Bournemouth Plan – Preferred Options consultation

The Bournemouth Plan (Core Strategy) Preferred Options consultation has finished. Members of the public commented on the council’s current proposals for Bournemouth’s future development. The consultation period closed on 13th August 2010.

The Preferred Options document sets out options and proposed policies to deal with a range of important issues in Bournemouth, including climate change, housing, transport and health.

The Preferred Options is the second stage of public consultation on The Bournemouth Plan. This is the council’s key planning document within the Local Development Framework (LDF). The LDF will eventually replace the District-Wide Local Plan.

More information on the Bournemouth Plan and details of how to make comments on the proposals can be found by visiting the Bournemouth Plan |page

 

Town Centre Area Action Plan – Detailed Options Consultation

The Detailed Options document is the next public consultation stage along the way towards producing the final Area Action Plan. This document aims at responding to the issues in the town centre and to stimulate debate on which options we should take forward as our Preferred Option for the development of the town centre. For more information, please see the Detailed Options page |.

Consultation on the Detailed Options document started on Monday 25th January and closed on Monday 8th March 2010.

 

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Advice Note for Developers (SPD) Consultation

Public consultation on the Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) took place between 17th December 2009 and 28th January 2010.

The SPD provides greater detail on the implementation of Policy AH1 in the Council’s Affordable Housing Development Plan Document (DPD), which was adopted by the Council on 8th December 2009. The guidance is intended to be used in decision making relating to planning applications that include residential development. When adopted, the SPD will bring the DPD and Policy AH1 into effect.

For more information on the consultation,  please see the Affordable Housing SPD | consultation page.

 

Dorset Heathlands Interim Planning Framework 2010-2012

The Dorset Heathland Interim Planning Framework (IPF) is proposed to be rolled forward for a further two years. It was to be hoped that during the first three years of the IPF that a long term replacement could have been put in place, however, this is not the case. Therefore, to enable residential development to come forward an updated IPF is necessary whilst the local authorities in South East Dorset complete its long term replacement.

An updated IPF has been produced for public consultation. To view the consultation document, please click on the following link:

Dorset Heathlands Interim Planning Framework roll forward 2010-2012 |(387kb PDF)

The basis for the IPF remains the same with only the key details refreshed.

The IPF was published for public consultation for an eight week period between Friday 27 November 2009 and Friday 22 January 2010.

Further details of the updated document and arrangements for consultation can be viewed in the Statement of Matters |(185kb PDF)

 

The Bournemouth Plan Plan: Issues & Options Consultation

The first round of public consultation on the Bournemouth Plan closed on October 9th 2009. 

The Bournemouth Plan will set out the vision, spatial strategy and core policies for the development of Bournemouth. It is the central document in the Local Development Framework and all other documents making up the LDF must be in conformity with it.  To view the consultation documents please visit the Bournemouth Plan |pages.

 

Town Centre Area Action Plan: Issues & Options Consultation

The first round of public consultation on the Town Centre Area Action Plan took place from April 20th 2009 to June 8th 2009.

Eventually the completed Area Action Plan will provide a new planning framework for the town centre.  One of the first steps we have  taken to produce the Area Action Plan has been to complete an Issues and Options Document.  This document allows us to involve the community, businesses and other organisations in an early discussion about the issues that the Area Action Plan will need to address and the options which are available to deal with these issues.

For more information, please see the Town Centre Area Action Plan Issues & Options |page.

 

Affordable Housing Development Plan Document Submission Document

Affordable Housing Development Plan Document
Submission Document
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The Affordable Housing DPD has been produced by the Council following previous periods of public consultation and engagement. It examines affordable housing issues in detail and sets out how developers will be required to contribute to the future stock of affordable housing when planning permission for new housing is granted

 

Transport Infrastructure in South East Dorset - Development Contributions Interim Planning Guidance – Consultative Draft

The above consultative draft document was released for public consultation commencing on the 27th October 2008, with the deadline for comments being the 8th December 2008.

The draft guidance has been prepared jointly by Bournemouth, Dorset, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset District Councils. It provides guidance on the level of financial contributions that will be sought from residential and non-residential developments in South East Dorset towards implementing mitigating transport infrastructure.

The consultation process was led by Dorset County Council

The document can be viewed by clicking the following link:

Transport Infrastructure in South East Dorset - Consultative Draft |(374kb PDF)

Responses can now be viewed here:

SE Dorset Transport Contributions Scheme - Consultation Responses |(429kb PDF)

 

Minerals Site Allocations Document

Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Councils are in the early stages of considering potential new locations for mineral extraction to be included in a document called the Minerals Site Allocations Document. Once adopted it will identify specific sites for the extraction of all types of mineral within Dorset and will provide specific planning guidance until 2026.

An eight week period of public consultation began on 17 October 2008.

To view the consultation document, please visit the Dorset For You |website

 

South West Regional Spatial Strategy

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hazel Blears, published the Proposed Changes to South West’s long term plan (the Draft Regional Spatial Strategy) on 22 July 2008, which marked the start of a 12 week consultation.  The Secretary of State’s Proposed Changes to the Draft RSS take account of the Examination in Public Panel's recommendations along with representations made about the Draft RSS and other relevant evidence.

Further information on the Proposed Changes and details of the consulation can be found on the South West Regional Assembly's website |

The officers' report to Bournemouth Borough Council's Cabinet and Local Development Framework Steering Group are available here:

 

Affordable Housing Preferred Options Development Plan Document (DPD)

Following the Issues and Options consultation process last year, the Council’s Planning Policy Team developed an Affordable Housing Preferred Options DPD.

The Preferred Options DPD was the subject of a 6 week period of public consultation from 26th June to 7th August 2008.

The DPD is accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal and an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report.

For more information, see the Affordable Housing Preferred Options |page.

All three documents are available online - Affordable Housing documents |.

 

Affordable Housing DPD issues and options questionnaire

As part of the issues and options stage of the Affordable Housing DPD A questionnaire| was circulated to local stakeholders and was available online till February 2008.

 

Dorset Heathlands Joint Development Plan Document

More information can be found on the Dorset Heathlands Joint Development Plan | page.

 

Dorset Heathlands Interim Planning Framework

More information can be found on the Dorset Heathlands Interim Planning Framework |page.

 

Statement of Community Involvement

Our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) has now been formally Adopted.  Previously, the document was subject to a 6-week period of public participation under Regulation 28 of the Town & Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004 which concluded on 11th May 2006.

Following this period of public consultation, the SCI underwent a public examination on Tuesday 12th September 2006 to examine it’s ‘soundness’ and to consider objections received during this consultation period.  For more information on this, see the  Statement of Community Involvement | page.

The following documents are available:

Looking to the Future: South East Dorset in 2026

As part of the preparation of the SE Dorset Strategy, views were sought on a document called Looking to the Future: South East Dorset in 2026 |, which included a vision, strategies and levels of growth for the area. The consultation took place at the end of December 2004 through to the end of January 2005. The results of the consultation can be seen in the following 2 reports:

Public Consultation Report (Part 1 |& Part 2 |)

Report of the SE Dorset Stakeholder Event|.

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