Heathlands Policy

Dorset Heathlands SPD manages development and protects the environment

Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework SPD 2015-20

The Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been updated to cover the period 2015-2020.  The arrangements that have been in place since the introduction of the Interim Planning Framework have been reviewed and the document reflects the most recent arrangements agreed by the local authorities in South East Dorset.

Following consultation during 2015 the SPD was adopted by the Council on 19th January 2016. All the councils that cover South East Dorset have come together to produce the SPD. It is aimed at protecting Dorset's Heathlands by managing the effects of residential development.

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Maps of Heathlands and 400m buffer zone