Tourist Accommodation Supplementary Planning Document

In April 2016 we adopted the Tourist Accommodation Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

This Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is an important consideration in the way we deal with planning applications involving tourist accommodation such as hotels and guest houses. The SPD replaces the previous Tourism SPG adopted in 2004.

The Bournemouth Local Plan: Core Strategy adopted 2012 sets out a Borough wide approach to tourism and includes Policy CS28 (Tourist Accommodation). The SPD articulates how the policy requirements will be assessed in more detail.

Tourist Accommodation Screening Panel

Applicants can use the Tourist Accommodation Screening Panel at the pre-application stage to establish whether or not a full statement of viability evidence is required as part of a planning application.

Meetings of the Screening Panel

  • Thursday 17 October 2019
  • Thursday 12 December 2019
  • Thursday 6 February 2020
  • Thursday 2 April 2020
  • Wednesday 27 May 2020
  • Thursday 23 July 2020
  • Tuesday 15 September 2020
  • Thursday 12 November 2020

Applicant Charges

All applicants must pay a charge to cover administration costs of the Screening Panel and attendance by Panel Members. (VAT has been calculated at the rate of 20%). 

  1. Medium Scale Pre-Applications (involving tourist accommodation of 10-24 beds): £600 + VAT (£720)
  2. Small Scale Pre- Applications (involving tourist accommodation of 9 beds and less): £300 + VAT (£360)