Town Centre Area Action Plan

Our plans to improve Bournemouth’s Town Centre

Our town centre will undergo changes in future, making an Area Action Plan now is the best way to manage these changes.

The Town Centre Area Action Plan forms a part of the new Local Plan for Bournemouth. It focuses specifically on the Town Centre as the heart of Bournemouth’s economy and supports our long-term goals.

Adopted Area Action Plan

On 5th March 2013, we decided to adopt the Bournemouth Town Centre Area Action Plan (as amended following the independent examination). The policies in the Town Centre AAP are now formally used in the consideration of planning applications.

Area Action Plan Documents

Bournemouth Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP)

Previous stages of the Area Action Plan

The production of the Area Action Plan involved a number of different stages, which are detailed below

Area Action Plan Stages

Spring 2009

Issues and Options

Spring 2010

Detailed Options

Autumn 2010

Preferred options

Summer 2011

Pre-submission Consultation

Autumn 2011

Formal Submission to Government

Spring 2012

Public examination by an Inspector

November 2012

Inspector's report (can be viewed here)

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