New BCP Council Local Planning Update

Find out about the Bournemouth Local Plan Review and local planning in the new BCP Council

Bournemouth Borough Council will not be publishing any further consultations for the Bournemouth Local Plan review prior to Local Government Reorganisation on the 1st April 2019. As part of setting up the BCP Council, the government have approved consequential orders that require a new BCP wide local plan to be adopted by 2024. It will, therefore, be for the new BCP Council to agree a Local Development Scheme (required by planning legislation) which will be a project plan setting out the suite of documents required for a new BCP Local Plan and timings for preparation. Once agreed the Local Development Scheme will make the future direction of Local Plan production in the Council much clearer.

The current Local Plan

The existing statutory Local Plan for Bournemouth is currently made up of:

Local Plan Review Issues Consultation

We set out the issues that may need to be considered in a consultation document. Comments were invited during a consultation period which ran from 15th September 2017 - 10th November 2017.

During the same period we held a Call for Sites for the SHLAA 2017 Update and the Brownfield Land Register

Representations Received in response to Consultation

The Council received a total of 156 representations in response to the consultation. These can be viewed here

Next steps

Please see the New BCP Council Local Planning Update above.

How you can stay informed

To be kept informed about the Local Plan and other planning policy consultations (if you are are not already on our Planning Policy database) please email