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Mineral Sites Plan

The Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset Mineral Sites Plan (2019) identifies sites for mineral development to meet the county's needs. Along with the Minerals Strategy (2014), it provides the policy framework for determining planning applications for minerals development.

The Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset Mineral Sites Plan 2019 was adopted by Dorset Council and BCP Council (the minerals and waste planning authorities) on 31 December 2019. 

The Plan, supporting documents and adoption statement can be viewed:

Mineral Sites Plan 2019 - Pt 1 - Pages 1-64

Mineral Sites Plan 2019 - Pt 2 - Submission Policies Map and Inset Maps

Mineral Sites Plan 2019 - Pt 3 - Appendices and Glossary

Mineral Sites Plan 2019 Sustainability Appraisal Main Report - May 2019 - Pt 1

Mineral Sites Plan 2019 Sustainability Appraisal Main Report - May 2019 - Pt 2

Cumulative and In-Combination Effects Screening - MSP - May 2019

Adoption Statement - MSP 2019

Mineral Sites Plan Inspector's Report

The Mineral Sites Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 29 March 2018 for examination, and public hearings took place in September-October 2018, and February 2019.

The Inspector appointed to examine the Mineral Sites Plan found that the Plan provided an appropriate basis for mineral planning in the Plan area, provided that a number of main modifications were made to it.

The Inspector's findings are set out in the Inspector's report. The Inspector also set out the main modifications that should be made to the Mineral Sites Plan. These should be read alongside the PreSubmission Draft MSP pages 1-87PreSubmission Draft MSP pages 88 - 98PreSubmission Draft MSP pages 99 - 108PreSubmission Draft MSP 109 - 171PreSubmission Draft MSP pages 172 - 206 

The process of preparing the Mineral Sites Plan including various public consultations and the public examination into the plan can be viewed on the archive pages

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