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 7 January 2021
  • Thursday 4 March 2021
  • Thursday 29 April 2021
  • Thursday 24 June 2021
  • Thursday 19 August 2021
  • Thursday 14 October 2021

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)