Tourist Accommodation Supplementary Planning Document

Find out about this adopted SPD

In April 2016 the Council adopted the Tourist Accommodation Supplementary Planning Document. This SPD will be an important consideration in the way the Council deals 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 SPD April 2016

Tourist Accommodation SPD Adoption Statement

Changes made to draft SPD

Tourist Accommodation Screening Panel

As specified in the Tourist Accommodation SPD, applicants can at the pre-application stage use the
Tourist Accommodation Screening Panel to establish whether or not a full statement of viability evidence is required as part of a planning application. The Terms of Reference for the Screening Panel
can be accessed here.

Meetings of the Screening Panel are programmed to take place on the following days:

  • 17 May 2018
  • 12 July 2018
  • 13 September 2018
  • 8 November 2018

The following charges apply to applicants to cover administration costs of the Screening Panel and attendance by Panel Members. (All VAT has been calculated at the rate of 20%).

1. Major Scale Pre- Applications (involving tourist accommodation of 25+ beds): £1,200 + VAT (£1,440) 

2. Medium Scale Pre- Applications (involving tourist accommodation of 10 - 24 beds): £600 + VAT (£720)

3. Small Scale Pre- Applications (involving tourist accommodation of 9 beds and less): £300 + VAT (£360)