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Monitoring Report 11: Site Specific Policies

This report is one of a series of topic based reports which together constitute the Christchurch and East Dorset Authorities' Monitoring Report.

These reports will be regularly updated. The date that the information was last updated is indicated alongside each table/section as appropriate. Further topic areas can be viewed in the Christchurch and East Dorset Authorities' Monitoring Report.  

Local Plan Part 1 - Core Strategy Policies

The following table sets out site specific policy proposals in the Core Strategy and identifies what progress has been made to date (not necessarily in this monitoring period) on their delivery against plan targets.

Site and policyProgressPlan targets

WMC4 Allendale area , Wimborne

Due to Local Government Review a new Civic Hub is currently not being progressed. The policy is not being taken forward as part of the current East Dorset Local Plan Review at Options stage.

A new Allendale Community Centre, District Council offices, other public sector offices, public parking, a riverside park.

RA2 - Furzehill Village Envelope

EDDC working towards exchange of contracts on land with preferred developer selected through tender process. Planning application currently being prepared but not yet submitted for residential scheme. Allocation is carried forward through the Local Plan Review at Options stage. 

Policy supports redevelopment for residential, offices, hotel/community use or residential/non- residential institutions.

WMC9 Leigh Park area Wimborne

This is dependent on vacation of the site by Wimborne Rugby Club. No decision has yet been taken to vacate the existing rugby club site. Principle of new rugby club provision has been secured on the WMC8 site.

Allocation taken forward through East Dorset Local Plan Review at Options stage (Policy Option 5.6). No further discussions have taken place on the relocation of the Rugby Club. 

1.5 hectares open space, youth club facilities

FWP5 West Parley Village centre

The Parley Crossroads improvement and enhancement will be delivered following the implementation of the East and West of New Road link roads. Planning applications for the East and West of New Road allocations are currently progressing. The design of the Cross Roads improvement is being progressed by DCC as part of the LEP BIG programme. DCC have identified funding for the delivery of the cross roads improvement. This policy has been carried forward through the East Dorset Local Plan Review at Options stage(Policy Option 5.16).

Environmentally enhancement, new public spaces, shops, services, wholesale changes to Parley crossroads.

VTSW2 South of Howe Lane, Verwood

Policy carried forward through the East Dorset Local Plan Review at Options stage (Policy Option 5.26). Further capacity required but scheme not yet implemented. 

Educational use - upper school accommodation

Table last updated January 2019

Delivery of site specific saved local plan polices

The following table lists the saved site specific policies from Christchurch Local Plan and East Dorset Local Plan, and sets out progress on their implementation.

Progress on saved Christchurch Borough Council 2001 policies

PolicyProposalProgress

H6

Housing;

Land rear of 108-116 Stour Road

Land at Wick Lane

 

Undeliverable, flood zone 3a – Policy reviewed and not carried forward as part of Local Plan Review.

Complete

H7

The Grove / Barrack Road - Housing

Part developed - remainder undeliverable due to flood risk.

EO3

Bridge Street / Stony Lane mixed development

Site identified in Core Strategy (CH1) as a strategic site. Policy CH1 is proposed to be carried forward with amendments in the Local Plan Review (Policy Option 5.9) which maintains this strategic site.

Site being considered for mix use development in the Local Plan Review at Options stage (Policy Option 5.2). Site forms part of Town Centre Floodrisk Study Area and SPD area where a strategic approach is being progressed to address flood risk issues to facilitate mixed use development through the Local Plan Review. 

ES5

Land West of High Street ‘The Lanes’ - mixed use

Former sorting office /Cornfactor site completed. The remainder of this allocation is still to be implemented. The Local Plan Review is carrying forward this allocation for A1 – A5 uses at Options stage in Policy Option 5.12. 

ES8

Land adjoining Royalty Inn - retail

This allocation is no longer deliverable due to implementation of a planning consent. The allocation has been considered as part of the Local Plan review and is not being carried forward. 

T4

Castle Lane relief road corridor

Not currently in Local Transport Plan (LTP) programme and is not being carried forward as part of the Local Plan review. 

T5

Barrack Road Junction improvements:

 

Barrack Road / Jumpers Road- traffic signals

Barrack Road / Stour Road traffic signal improvement

Barrack Road / Sopers Lane junction improvements

 

 

Completed. 

Not in LTP programme and no current plans to progress. Not currently included as part of the Local Plan Review. 

Not in LTP programme and no current plans to progress. Not currently included as part of the Local Plan Review.

 T11

1-13 High Street rear servicing

No longer required and not included in Local Plan Review.

 T12

Rear servicing:

37-47 Bargates

Magistrates Car park if extended to 34-66 Bargates

No longer required and not included in Local Plan Review.

T14

Cycle Routes

1) Chapel Gate To Christchurch Hospital

Completed

 T14

Cycle Routes

2) Avenue Road

Completed

 T14

Cycle Routes

3) Tricketts Cross Bridlepath

Completed - permissive path put in by Eco around back of timber yard

 T14

Cycle Routes

4) Iford To Town Centre

Part completed where deliverable. Not on current LTP priority list.

 T14

Cycle Routes

5) Stour Road

Mostly completed where deliverable.  Not on current LTP priority list.

 T14

Cycle Routes

6) Avon Buildings To Avon Causeway

Not currently on LTP priority list. 

 T14

Cycle Routes

7) Stanpit To Tuckton

Mostly cycle route signing.  Not on current LTP priority list

 T14

Cycle Routes

8) The Runway To Stanpit

Completed

 T14

Cycle Routes

9) Mudeford Woods To Mudeford Quay

Completed

 T14

Cycle Routes

10) Coastal Cycle Path

Part completed (Mudeford Quay to  Avon Beach)

 T14

Cycle Routes

11) Castle Avenue To Somerford

Completed

 T14

Cycle Routes

12) Somerford To Town Centre

Brief being developed with PB. Study completed but scheme not progressed due to funding issues, but could be part funded through developer contributions in the future. 

 T14

Cycle Routes

13) The Runway To Highcliffe School

Completed

 T14

Cycle Routes

14) Christchurch By-Pass

General maintenance / vegetation clearance of existing cycleway has been completed. 

 T14

Cycle Routes

15) Stony Lane

Completed

 T14

Cycle Routes

16) Mudeford Woods

Completed

 T14

Cycle Routes

17) Somerford To Roeshot Hill

Completed

 P1

Parking - rear of 13 Wick Lane

Completed 2008. No net gain in parking spaces due to sale of development land.

 P2

Extension of Magistrates car park

No longer required to meet town centre parking requirements. Allocation has not been carried forward through Local Plan Review. Planning application has been submitted for Magistrates Court Site as a whole for mixed use scheme which reconfigures parking provision. 

 P3

Car parking rear of Globe Inn Highcliffe

No longer required and not carried forward as part of the Local Plan Review.

 L21

Dudmoor - country park

Allocation will not be implemented as within 400m of Dorset Heathland. Policy is not being carried forward as part of the Local Plan Review. 

 CF3

Recreation/community facilities -Land adjacent to Stanpit recreation facilities

Allocation part implemented through delivery of the interpretation centre at Stanpit Marsh. This policy will be superseded by the Christchurch Coastal Country Park proposal. 

 CF4

Highcliffe community facility

Northern part of the site now incorporated into new development. Existing buildings in residential use. Policy not considered deliverable and not included as part of Local Plan review. 

 CF7

New cemeteries

adjacent to St Marks cemetery Highcliffe

rear of St Luke's cemetery Burton

The land adjacent to St Marks Cemetery Highcliffe is not considered needed and there is a current housing proposal for this site.

Land to the rear of St Luke’s cemetery Burton has not been implemented and the allocation is carried forward as part of the Local Plan review at Options stage. 

Table last updated January 2019

Progress on saved East Dorset District Council 2002 policies

PolicyProposalProgress

FWP1

Housing - Green Worlds, Ringwood Road, Ferndown

Land not yet brought forward for development, but the landowner has undertaken some pre-application discussions with the Council. The site is now heavily treed which could preclude a higher density development. The site is being considered as part of the East Dorset Local Plan Review at Options stage (Policy Option 5.13)

FWP2

Employment use Ferndown Industrial Estate east of Cobham Road / north of Wimborne Road

Reserved matters applications being submitted and site under construction. 

FWP11

Bracken Road - open space

Part of area to be developed as community woodland in co-operation with local residents. Project delayed because of asbestos contamination. Consultant's Report produced. The planned remediation works have been initiated, with partial clearance of the site achieved. Site to be reviewed in light of further asbestos works required.

SL1

Employment - military testing ground St Leonards

Allocation not considered likely to come forward and not carried forward as part of the Local Plan Review. 

SL3

Heathland restoration

a) land west of Wayland Road

b) land between Grange and Foxbury Roads

c) to the south-east of St Leonards Hospital

d) the Shamba complex south of Lions Hill

e) Matchams SSSI, and

f) Wattons Ford Common.

Proposed heathland restoration areas have not been progressed. Following discussion with Natural England not being considered as part of Local Plan Review. 

WM2

Library extension West Moors Library

Allocation not yet implemented. Carried forward through the Local Plan Review at Options stage through draft Policy 5.25. 

WM3

Open space, pitches and facilities - land adjacent to Fryer field, West Moors and Riverside Road. 

Allocation not implemented. As part of Local Plan Review area proposed for protection as open space only without detailed allocation. 

WIMCO1

mixed use redevelopment - Old Road / Victoria Road, Wimborne

Part of site has been developed to the north. Old Road car park considered as part of asset review and car parking study. Allocation is not being carried forward as part of the Local Plan review. 

WIMCO9

Play area east of Canford Bottom

Allocation not yet implemented. 

WIMCO23

Land off Old Road and Mill Lane- car parking

Old Road and Mill lane currently being used as car parks. Sites considered as part of Council asset and car parking review. 

V16

Heathland restoration

a) land to the south, south west and west of Dewlands Common

b) land to the south of Noon Hill

c) land to the east of Stephens Castle

d) land at Horton Common

Proposed heathland restoration areas have not been progressed. Following discussion with Natural England not being carried forward as part of Local Plan Review.

V17

Land off Dewlands Road Verwood - heathland re-creation

Proposed heathland restoration area has not been progressed. Following discussion with Natural England not being carried forward as part of Local Plan Review.

V26

Junction improvements at Manor Lane and St Michaels Road Verwood

Related to scheme below

V30

New Springfield Distributor Road

Dorset County Council (DCC) corporate funded scheme has now been completed. 

V31

Manor Lane improvements once Springfield distributor Road complete

Related to scheme above

CHASE2

Redevelopment of former saw mill Cranborne for business use

Allocation not yet implemented. Carried forward as part of the Local Plan Review at Options stage (Policy Option 5.30). 

CHASE3

Speed reduction measures Cranborne

Not on current LTP priority list and not carried forward as part of the Local Plan Review. 

CHASE6

Residential development Sixpenny Handley

Allocation has been reviewed as part of Local Plan review process and is carried forward (Policy Option 5.35). DCC have confirmed site capable of coming forward without by-pass. Pre app discussions currently being undertaken for this site. 

CHASE7

Residential development land adjacent to Frogmore Lane, Sixpenny Handley

Allocation has been reviewed as part of Local Plan review process and is carried forward through (Policy Option 5.35) at Options stage. 

CHASE11

Speed reduction measures Sixpenny Handley

Already has village 30mph and 20mph limit covering school / village centre. Scheme is not currently on LTP priority list and policy not carried forward as part of the Local Plan Review. 

CHASE15

Speed reduction measures Witchampton

Already has village 30mph and 20mph Zone covering school / village centre. Scheme is not currently on LTP priority list and policy not carried forward as part of the Local Plan Review.

SM3

Open space and sports facilities Station Road, Sturminster Marshall

Allocation not yet implemented. Carried forward as part of the Local Plan Review at Options stage through Policy Option 5.37. 

GBV4

Proposed open space between High Street and Stewards Lane, Shapwick

Allocation has not yet been implemented. Allocation is carried forward through the Local Plan Review at Options Stage (Draft Policy 5.34). 

Table last updated January 2019. 

 

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