Joint planning policy work
Many planning issues cross administrative boundaries and it is important that there is a mechanism that ensures this happens effectively. Therefore a 'Duty to Cooperate' was introduced by the Localism Act 2011, to ensure that local planning authorities and other public bodies work together in relation to the planning of sustainable development that extends beyond their own administrative boundaries. Local planning authorities must demonstrate their compliance with the Duty to Cooperate when their Local Plan is examined.
Updating The Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP Council) and Dorset Council are jointly consulting on the ‘The Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework Supplementary Planning Document’ (SPD).
Poole Harbour Recreation supplementary planning document
Heathlands Supplementary Planning Document
Nitrate reduction in Poole Harbour SPD
Gypsies, travellers and travelling showpeople Development Plan Document
South East Dorset Green Infrastructure Strategy
Strategic Housing Market Assesment
Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Workspace Strategy
Affordable Housing and Developer Contributions for Bournemouth/Poole housing market areas and Dorchester/Weymouth housing market areas
Joint retail study
The Growth Potential of Gillingham
- habitat regulations give very strict protection
- as the competent authority, we need to have certainty that impacts are resolved
- there is flexibility in how impacts are resolved - solutions must be carefully tailored to local circumstance
- monitoring is essential to provide early warning and be integrated with mitigation
Monitoring results are fed back to Natural England and planners and inform the Habitat Regulations Assessment work. Results suggest:
- housing levels have increased since 2007 but with some tail off in recent years
- bird numbers have fluctuated but mostly stayed stable (exception Dartford warblers)
- fire incidence has dropped
- visitor numbers seem to be increasing significantly on the green space sites that are monitored but not significantly so for heaths
Future monitoring needs to cover new green spaces provided as mitigation, such as Holme Lane, to provide early warning of any problems and ensure its working as intended.
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