Boscombe and Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation on Draft Plan (Regulation 14 Consultation)

Boscombe and Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan Forum has prepared a Draft Neighbourhood Plan to shape development and conservation in the area. The Forum is keen to hear your views. For details of key policies and how to respond to the consultation see:

To view the full document, see:

Please respond by 3rd March 2018

How can I find out more?

For further information or to get involved, please visit:

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan is a framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. It is different from other planning documents because it is prepared by the local community.

Once it has been completed through a statutory process and adopted by the Council, the policies in the plan will be used, alongside the Council’s planning policy documents, to make decisions on planning applications in the area.

For more information, watch the My Community video, "Understanding Neighbourhood Planning"

Designation of Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Plan Forum

Bournemouth Borough Council approved an application by the community to designate Boscombe and Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan Forum and Neighbourhood Area in May 2016.

The approved Neighbourhood Area covers Boscombe East and Boscombe West wards.

This decision enables the local community to prepare a neighbourhood plan for their area in accordance with the Localism Act 2011. It is the first such designation in Bournemouth.