Neighbourhood Planning

Find out about the emerging Neighbourhood Plans in Bournemouth

Neighbourhood planning was introduced by the Localism Act 2011. It enables local people to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for their area and is intended to give communities more of a say in the development of their local area.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan is a framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. It is different from other planning documents because it is prepared by the local community.  Once it has been completed through a statutory process and adopted by the Council, the policies in the plan will be used, alongside the Council’s planning policy documents, to make decisions on planning applications in the area.

For more information, watch the My Community video, "Understanding Neighbourhood Planning"

Boscombe and Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan

Find out about the progress of the Boscombe and Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan

Queen's Park Ward Area Neighbourhood Plan

Find out about the progress of the Queen's Park Ward Area Neighbourhood Plan