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Examination of the North Dorset Local Plan - 2011 to 2026 Part 1

The evidence on this page was produced during the development of the adopted North Dorset Local Plan. There are three sections, the core documents, the main documents and the submission documents. At the end of the page there is further evidence and guidance that may be of use.

Core documents

The tables below list the core documents which have been submitted for examination in addition to the main submissions documents.

2012 Consultation

2012 Consultation
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
COD001 The New Plan for North Dorset - Public Consultation on the Key Issues for the Revision of the Draft Document Consultation document which focuses on options for the overall level of growth and the spatial distribution of development. Oct 2012
COD002 North Dorset Infrastructure Delivery Plan Background Paper - Consultation Draft The Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) is a supporting document for the Core Strategy. It covers the plan period to 2026. The IDP will play a key role in co-ordinating the level of local infrastructure and services so that they meet existing and future demands. Oct 2012
COD003 Public Consultation on the Options for the Southern Extension of Gillingham Consultation document produced to address key aspects of the development. Providing an opportunity for the local community in Gillingham to express their views. Oct 2012
COD004 Addendum to the Initial Sustainability Appraisal Report This document formed an addendum to the Initial Sustainability Appraisal (SA) Report, produced by the Council in March 2010. Oct 2012
COD005 Results of the Key Issues Consultation - Full Report Report containing the results of all the questions asked in the Key Issues Consultation undertaken in 2012. Mar 2013

2011 Consultation

2011 Consultation
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
COD006 Spatial Strategy Taking Forward Growth in the Towns and Villages of North Dorset Report 2011 Consultation document for the taking forward growth in the towns and villages of North Dorset and neighbourhood planning consultation which took place in 2011. Nov 2011
COD007 Spatial Strategy taking forward growth in the towns and villages of North Dorset Letter to Parishes Letter to the towns and parishes inviting them to take part in the taking forward growth and neighbourhood planning consultation 2011. Nov 2011
COD008 Moving Forward with Spatial Strategy - Planning Policy Report Planning Policy Panel report showing the results of the initial consultation with towns and parishes on the options for growth and neighbourhood planning. Mar 2012

2010 Consultation

2010 Consultation
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
COD009 The New Plan for North Dorset - The Draft Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD The Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD covers the whole of the administrative area of North Dorset. It establishes the scale and broad location of future development and provides a strategic framework for development management decisions. Mar 2010
COD010 Initial Sustainability Appraisal Report This report is the Initial Sustainability Appraisal Report and has been produced in tandem with the draft DPD, detailing the results of the appraisal of the draft DPD. Mar 2010
COD011 Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report 2009 The Scoping Report forms the initial stages for the preparation of the Environmental Report for the assessment of the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD Jun 2009
COD012 Habitats Regulations Screening Report for Appropriate Assessment of Forthcoming Local Development Documents The aim of this appropriate assessment is to identify any areas where there are likely significant effects to the Natura 2000 sites and assess these in detail. Dec 2009
COD013 Equality Impact Assessment on the Core Strategy Policies The Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) is a systematic way of examining whether a new or existing function, policy or process differentially affects any person or group of persons. Dec 2009
COD014 Equalities Impact Assessment on the Consultation Process Assesses whether the consultation process has the potential to be discriminatory and to ensure that the way in which we communicate and the events we organise are available and accessible to everyone in the District. Nov 2009
COD015 PINS Front loading Visit Letter

On the 9 March 2010 a meeting was held with the Planning Inspectorate, who advised on the work carried out at that time on the draft New Plan. They formalised their response in a PINS Front loading Letter.

Mar 2010
COD016 The New Plan for North Dorset - Report on Responses to the Core Policies Report on the responses to the 2010 consultation on the The New Plan for North Dorset - core policies. Jul 2012
COD017 The New Plan for North Dorset - Report on Responses to the Development Plan Policies Report on the responses to the  2010 consultation on The New Plan for North Dorset - development management policies. Jul 2012

2007 Consultation

2007 Consultation
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
COD018 Core Strategy - Issues and Alternative Options This consultation document lists the issues and alternative options that will guide the preparation of the Core Strategy. Jun 2007
COD019 Issues and Options Implications of RSS The aim of this background document was to set out the implications of the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for the level and distribution of housing development in North Dorset. May 2007
COD020 Assessment of Settlements Based on Population and Community Facilities This report identifies and audits the current services and facilities presently found in all settlements within the District and the resident population of those settlements. This report will be used as part of the evidence base in the production of the Council's Core Strategy. May 2007
COD021 Issues and Options Summary of Main Findings The Core Strategy: Summary of Main Findings report to the Issues and Alternative Options consultation document was prepared for the purposes of publication, prior to preparation of the Preferred Options. Oct 2007
COD022 Issues & Options Summary of Informal Consultation Response Summary of the informal consultation responses received on the Issues and alternative options consultation in 2007. Oct 2007
COD023 Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report 2007 North Dorset This Scoping Report comprised the first stage of the SA of the emerging North Dorset District Council LDF. The LDF will eventually replace the North Dorset District-Wide Local Plan 2003 in setting out policies and proposals to guide the future development of the area. Mar 2007

2005 Consultation

2005 Consultation
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
COD024 Raising awareness meetings April 05 final report Report summarising the results of five meetings held in each of the towns in the District during April 2005 to raise people's awareness of the new process and inviting discussion on both means of consultation and on the important planning issues facing North Dorset. Apr 2005
COD025 Report on Focus Group Meetings July 05 During July a series of five Focus Group meetings, each concentrating on a specific topic of relevance to the Core Strategy, were held within the District this report describes the process. Jul 2005
COD026 Analysis of focus group feedback July 05 Report analysing the feedback received from the five focus group meetings which were held to discuss various topics surrounding the future of North Dorset. Jul 2005
COD027 Report on first draft aims and objectives for CS July 05 Report covering the initial draft aims and objectives for the core strategy following the focus group meetings held in July 2005. Jul 2005
COD028 Report on July 27 Consultative Meeting Report on the Planning Policy Panel consultative meeting held on July 27th 2005. The meeting was to gather views on the emerging 'core strategy' of the LDF. Jul 2005
COD029 First Draft Vision Dec 2005 The first draft vision of the core strategy of the LDF produced for public consultation in 2005. Dec 2005

2003 Adopted Local Plan

2003 Adopted Local Plan
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
COD030 North Dorset District Wide Local Plan to 2011 (First Revision) Adopted 2003 The North Dorset District-wide Local Plan which was adopted by the council in January 2003. It comprises a written statement and a set of proposals maps that cover the whole district. Jan 2003

Gillingham Southern Extension

Gillingham Southern Extension
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
COD031 Gillingham Strategic Site Allocation - Concept Plan Workshop Report Report on the Gillingham Strategic Site Allocation Concept Plan Workshop, which took place in 2013. Mar 2013
COD032 Gillingham Neighbourhood Plan Vision - Report on Visioning Workshop Report on the Visioning Workshop which took place in 2012 to help produce the Gillingham Neighbourhood Plan Vision. Nov 2012

Other core documents

Other core documents
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
COD033 Interim Position Statement on Housing Provision and Housing Land Supply This statement set out North Dorset District Council's interim position with regard to future housing provision and housing land supply after the Government announced its intention to abolish regional strategies. Jan 2011
COD034 Interim Position Statement on Affordable Housing This statement set out North Dorset District Council's interim position with regard to affordable housing provision after the Government announced its intention to abolish regional strategies. Jan 2011
COD035 Interim Position Statement on the Planning Guidance Note In February 2011 the Interim Position Statement on the PGN was adopted. This established that  the PGN would no longer be used as a basis for seeking contributions from developers towards the projects identified in the PGN. Feb 2011
COD036 Planning Guidance Note - Planning Obligations for the Provision of Community Infrastructure Following adoption of the Interim Position Statements the PGN was reviewed and updated, to reflect transition between the extant Local Plan and policy guidance and the new emerging policy position. Dec 2011
COD037 Managing Housing Land Supply Final SPD The SPD deals with the issue of housing land supply and its purpose is to provide further information as to how the District Council will manage the supply of housing land in accordance with the relevant policies of the Development Plan. Jul 2007
COD038 The Dorset LEP Planning Charter The Planning Charter sets out how we will support growth through the planning system by the delivery of quality places. The Charter is supported by a series of pledges which shows our commitment to providing excellent service across Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset. Mar 2013
COD039 The Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework 2012 to 2014 The new Dorset Heathland Planning Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is proposed to run to 31 March 2014. Its guiding principle that there is no net increase in urban pressures on internationally important heathland as a result of additional development. Sep 2012
COD040 The Henstridge Airfield Master Plan Master plan produced for future development at Henstridge Airfield. May 2009

Main evidence

Documents that have been submitted for examination in addition to the submission and core documents:

Document referenceDocument nameDocument descriptionPublication date
NDC001

Visions and Objectives Background Paper 2013

A general overview of the issues and challenges facing the District and the vision and objectives for the area. It summarises those parts of the evidence base which informed the policies in the Local Plan. It also sets out the policy background - at national and local levels - against which the plan has been prepared. Nov 2013
NDC002

Issues, Challenges, Visions and Objectives Topic Paper 2012

This topic paper gives a general overview of the issues and challenges facing the District. It sets out the vision and objectives for the area. Nov 2012
NDC003 North Dorset Corporate Plan 2014 to 2019 The Corporate Plan describes the Councils vision and priorities for the period 2014 to 2019. Jun 2014
NDC005

Shaping Our Future - The Sustainable Communities Strategy 2007 to 2016

The Community Strategy aims to:

  • promote and improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area
  • contributes to the achievement of sustainable development in the United Kingdom
Jun 2007
NDC006a

Dorset Data Book 2011 Part 1

Gives data on Dorset as a whole, the District Councils and the towns. Oct 2011
NDC006b

Dorset Data Book 2011 Part 2

NDC007 North Dorset District Profile Updated 2010 Gives key statistics about a District in a simple, easy to understand format with illustrations and graphs. Nov 2010
NDC008 English Indices of Deprivation 2007 Helps to identify and prioritise areas of deprivation. Mar 2008
NDC009 North Dorset Young People Strategy 2006 to 2009

Sets out our contribution to the:

  • county wide Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership
  • Local Area Agreement
  • requirements of the Children Act 2004
  • Mar 2006

Sustainable Development Strategy

Document ReferenceDocument NameDocument DescriptionPublication Date
SDS001 Sustainable Development Strategy Background Paper 2013 An overview of our spatial strategy for the distribution of development in North Dorset. It summarises those parts of the evidence base which informed the spatial policies. It also sets out the policy background - at national, regional and local levels - against which the plan was prepared. Nov 2013
SDS002 Spatial Strategy Topic Paper Updated 2012 A general overview of our spatial strategy for the distribution of development in North Dorset. Dec 2012
SDS003 Spatial Strategy Topic Paper 2009

It gives a general overview of the Council's overall spatial strategy for the distribution of development. It sets out the policy framework at national and regional levels. It also summarises the evidence base which has been used to inform the:

  • spatial policies of the Core Strategy
  • Development Management Policies DPD
Aug 2009
SDS004 National Land Use Database (NLUD) Statistical releases for national and regional trends in previously developed land. Various
SDS005 Sustainability Checklist for the South West Online tool, to help ensure new residential and mixed use developments meet or exceed the highest standards of sustainability. Jun 2007
SDS006 The Code for Sustainable Homes : Setting the standard in sustainability for new homes DCLG

Document sets out the assessment process and the performance standards required for the Code for Sustainable Homes (the Code).

Feb 2008

Environment and Climate Change

Document ReferenceDocument NameDocument DescriptionPublication Date
ECC001 Natural Environment Background Paper 2013

The background paper gives a general overview of issues relevant to the Natural Environment and Climate Change. It sets out:

  • the international, national and more local policy framework
  • relevant pieces of evidence gathered
  • the results of consultation in relation to the Natural Environment and Climate Change
Nov 2013
ECC002 Historic Environment Background Paper 2013

The topic paper gives a general overview of issues relating to the historic environment. It sets out the legislative and policy background - at national, regional and local levels - against which plans are prepared. It also summarises those parts of the evidence base which informed the relevant policies in the:

  • draft Core Strategy
  • Development Management Policies DPD
  • Local Plan Part 1
Nov 2013
ECC003 North Dorset Environment Topic Paper Updated 2012 An overview of the environment of North Dorset. It summarises the relevant evidence that has informed the policies in the draft Local Plan 2011-2026. Dec 2012
ECC004 Environment Topic Paper 2009 An overview of the environment of North Dorset. It summarises the relevant evidence that has informed the policies in the draft Local Plan 2011-2026. Aug 2009
ECC005 Implications of the Habitats Regulations Assessment of the North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1 Implications of the Habitats Regulations Assessment of the North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1 Nov 2014
ECC006a

Heritage Assessment - Crown Meadows Blandford Forum

These heritage assessments have been produced to support the North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1. They have  been prepared to inform the soundness of Policy 16 of the New Local Plan by:

  • Daniel Cummins MA (Oxon) PhD
  • Kevin Morris, BA (Hons), Dip TP, MA Urb Design, Dip Bldng Cons (RICS), IHBC, MRTPI

It outlines our policy with regard to the Crown Meadows and Blandford St Mary sites.

Aug 2014
ECC006b

Heritage Assessment - St Mary's Hill Blandford St Mary

ECC007 Biodiversity : The UK Steering Group Report HMSO 1995 Report by the Biodiversity Steering Group on action plans to protect UK plants, animals and habitats. 1995
ECC008 Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Energy Efficiency Strategy 2009 A strategy to improve energy efficiency and curb energy demand across Dorset. It will help reduce carbon emissions, eliminate fuel poverty, and save energy costs. Nov 2009
ECC009 Renewable Energy Strategy and Action Plan Bournemouth (Final Version), Dorset and Poole, Centre for Sustainable Energy December 2005 The strategy focuses on the use of renewable energy for meeting the need for electricity and heat in Dorset. Dec 2005
ECC010 By Design - Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and DETR Gives sound, practical advice to help implement the Government's commitment to good design. May 2000
ECC011 Cranborne Chase and West Wilts AONB Management Plan 2014 to 2019 This document is the statutory Management Plan for this AONB, as required under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. 2014
ECC012 Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB Historic Landscape Characterisation Project E Rouse Explores how the AONB is conserving and enhancing this special heritage through Historic Environment Action Plans. Jul 2008
ECC013 Dorset AONB Management Plan 2014 to 2019

The AONB Management Plan gives a framework that can help guide all activities that might affect the AONB.

2014
ECC014 Dorset Biodiversity Strategy, Dorset Biodiversity Partnership (2002) The Partnership has prepared the Dorset Biodiversity Strategy, to provide a framework for action for biodiversity in Dorset over the next 10 years. May 2003
ECC015 Dorset Local Geodiversity Action Plan 2005 The action plan underpins the work relating to geodiversity of the region and gives the opportunity to influence policy and planning on a county level. Feb 2005
ECC016 North Dorset Landscape Character Assessment Report describing and assessing how the landscapes of North Dorset contributes to the special character of the District. Mar 2008
ECC017 North Dorset Landscape Character Assessment Addendum Extra Material to support the North Dorset Landscape Character Assessment. Jul 2008
ECC018 Biodiversity - The UK Action Plan The UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP) was published back in 1994, and was the UK Government's response to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which the UK signed up to in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. 1994
ECC019a

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) - Final Report

The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment assesses all forms of flood risk both now and in the future (taking likely climate change into account). Feb 2008
ECC019b

SFRA Map Tile 1A

ECC019c

SFRA Map Tile 1B

ECC019d

SFRA Map Tile 1C

ECC019e

SFRA Map Tile 1D

ECC019f

SFRA Map Tile 2A

ECC019g

SFRA Map Tile 2B

ECC019h

SFRA Map Tile 2C

ECC019i

SFRA Map Tile 2D

ECC020 Landscape Impact Assessment of potential housing sites at Blandford and Shaftesbury The assessment is essentially a survey where a number of different sites have been examined against the same criteria. It does not seek to rank the sites according to their landscape value or, in itself, make judgments about the suitability of sites for development. Jul 2010
ECC021a

Renewable Energy North Dorset Landscape Sensitivity Assessment Final Chapters 1 to 6

Assesses the potential effect of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy developments on landscape character in the district.

It is based on the subdivision of the District into Landscape Character Areas (LCAs). The LCAs were identified in the North Dorset Landscape Character Assessment 2008.

It is organised within the landscape character types (LCTs) identified in the Dorset Landscape Character Assessment.

Apr 2014
ECC021b

Renewable Energy North Dorset Landscape Sensitivity Assessment Final Chapter 7 Part 1

ECC021c

Renewable Energy North Dorset Landscape Sensitivity Assessment Final Chapter 7 Part 2

ECC021d

Renewable Energy North Dorset Landscape Sensitivity Assessment Final Chapters 8 to 11

ECC022 Renewable Energy - Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Renewable Energy Strategy to 2020

This strategy supersedes the original 2005 version and seeks to:

  • promote a common awareness of the latest situation
  • provide an updated understanding of potential local renewable energy resources
  • identify an aspirational target for renewable energy generation for 2020
  • outline the key actions necessary to realise Dorset's renewable energy potential
Jan 2013
ECC023 - added to the examination library after submission Dorset Waste Partnership - Recycle for Dorset Service Policy Gives details about the service policies of the new uniform recycling and residual waste service for Dorset, 'recycle for Dorset', that will be provided by the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) on behalf of its partner authorities. Jan 2013

Meeting Housing Needs

Document ReferenceDocument NameDocument DescriptionPublication Date
MHN001

Housing Background Paper 2013

This background paper gives a general overview of housing issues, including issues relating to affordable housing. It summarises those parts of the evidence base which informed housing policies. It also sets out the policy background - at national, regional and local levels - against which plans are prepared. Nov 2013
MHN002

Housing Topic Paper Updated 2012

The topic paper gives a general overview of housing issues, including issues relating to affordable housing. It summarises those parts of the evidence base which informed the:

  • housing policies in the draft Core Strategy
  • Development Management Policies DPD
Nov 2012
MHN003

Housing Topic Paper 2009

Gives a general overview of housing issues, including issues relating to affordable housing. It summarises those parts of the evidence base which informed the housing policies in the draft Local Plan 2011-2026. Aug 2009
MHN004 Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2011 Update North Dorset Summary Summary of the housing market assessment for the North Dorset area. Jan 2012
MHN005 Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2011 Update An update of the housing market assessment carried out in 2008. Jan 2012
MHN006 Bournemouth and Poole Housing Market Area Assessment Final Summary Report

To provide an understanding of the current housing market with a particular focus on:

  • housing needs
  • market demand
Jun 2008
MHN007

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) Report 2010

A technical study looking at the theoretical potential of sites within the district for housing development. It does not constitute planning policy but forms part of the evidence base to help inform future plan formation.

Our SHLAA in North Dorset Page gives:

  • a link to the mapped SHLAA results
  • details on how to submit a SHLAA site
  • the methodology used to produce the SHLAA
  • the previous SHLAA report produced in 2007

Aug 2011

MHN008a

Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller Joint DPD - New Sites Consultation Site Options Summary and Response Form

The first stage of the consultation took place in 2011 to 2012. During this time a number of additional sites with potential for use by gypsies and travellers were suggested. These have now been assessed in the same way as the original sites. Consultation on these new sites took place between 15 September 2014 and 24 October 2014.

Aug 2014
MHN008b

Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller Joint DPD - Site Options Report (New Sites)

MHN008c

Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller Joint DPD - Sustainability Appraisal Report (New Sites)

MHN008d

Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller Joint DPD - Engagement Strategy on New Sites Autumn 2014

MHN009 Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller Joint DPD - Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Accommodation Assessment This study gives  robust, defensible and up-to-date evidence about the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole during the period until 2028 in five year sections covering 2013-2018, 2018-2023 and 2023-2028. Sep 2013
MHN010a

Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller Joint DPD - North Dorset Site Options Summary and Response Leaflet

Consultation on the Issues and Options and Site Options took place between 18 November 2011 and 10 February 2012.

Nov 2011
MHN010b

Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller Joint DPD - Site Options Report Part 1 Summary Report

MHN010c

Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller Joint DPD - North Dorset Site Assessments Part 2

MHN010d

Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller Joint DPD - Issues and Options Consultation Document

MHN010e

Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller Joint DPD - Sustainability Appraisal Issues and Preferred Site Options 2011

MHN011 Dorset Traveller Needs Assessment 2007 Report represents the first detailed proposals for the Dorset sub-region (the 4/4 authorities in Dorset) for the period up to 2011 (projected to 2026). It was commissioned from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), and follows the approach recommended by the ODPM (now DCLG). Mar 2007
MHN012 Can Work - Can't Buy Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report setting out the results of a range of modelling exercises designed to provide current measures of home ownership costs and accessibility, on a consistent basis for every local authority area in England. May 2003
MHN013 Can't Supply Can't Buy 2008 JR Foundation Report uses Hometrack data to examine the affordability of private sector housing in Great Britain in 2007. It sets out affordability measures for home ownership for every local authority in the country and affordability measures for private rented housing for most areas. 2008
MHN014 Dorset Survey of Housing Need and Demand June 2008 Report produced by Fordham Research to provide the primary research at household level to understand the need and demand for different forms of housing, in the county. Jun 2008
MHN015 North Dorset Survey of Housing Need and Demand June 2008 Survey of housing need and demand for North Dorset produced by Fordham Research. Jun 2008
MHN016 Housing Market Areas in the South West Region - DTZ Pieda Report gives a consistent set of sub-regional demographic and housing profiles for the 12 sub-regional housing market areas in the south west. Feb 2005
MHN017 North Dorset Affordable Housing Provision and Developer Contributions Report Jan 2010 Report analysing the impact of affordable housing and other planning obligations on scheme viability and relates to the specific circumstances of North Dorset District Council. Jan 2010
MHN018 Providing Gypsy and Traveller Sites : Contentious Spaces Joseph Rowntree Foundation Examines barriers to new Gypsy and Traveller site provision and analyses some of the methods for conflict resolution. Following the introduction of a legal requirement for councils to assess the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers in England. Oct 2007
MHN019 North Dorset District Council Urban Capacity Study This report sets out the methodology and findings from the urban potential study undertaken by North Dorset District Council in response to this requirement. Feb 2004
MHN020 - added to the examination library after submission Ministerial Statement made by Brandon Lewis MP on Support for Small-Scale Developers, Custom and Self-Builders Ministerial Statement made by The Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government Brandon Lewis about the changes the Government are making to national policy with regard to Section 106 planning obligations. Dec 2014
MHN021 - added to the examination library after submission Letter from the Minister of State for Housing and Planning to the Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate - Strategic Housing Market Assessments Letter written by Brandon Lewis Minister of State for Housing and Planning to Simon Ridley Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate, clarifying the existing policy position on emerging evidence in the form of Strategic Housing Market Assessments. Dec 2014
MHN022 - added to the examination library after submission Development Appraisal Toolkit - Dorset Authorities Development Appraisal Toolkit Guidance Note for Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset, and Weymouth and Portland Jun 2011
MHN023 - added to the examination library after submission PAS Objectively Assessed Need and Housing Targets Planning Advisory Service (PAS) Objectively Assessed Need and Housing Targets Technical advice Note Jun 2014

Supporting Economic Development

Document ReferenceDocument NameDocument DescriptionPublication Date
SED001

Supporting Economic Development background Paper 2013

This background paper gives a general overview of economic issues. It summarises the parts of the evidence base that informed the policies relating to the uses of the:

  • economy
  • retailing
  • town centre

It also sets out the policy background - at national, regional and local levels - against which plans are prepared.

Nov 2013
SED002

Economy Topic Paper Updated 2012

A general overview of economic issues. It summarises parts of the evidence base that informed the policies about the:

  • economy
  • retailing
  • town centre uses
Nov 2012
SED003

Economy Topic Paper 2009

This is one of 5 topic papers that provide a general overview of North Dorset. This one focuses on the economy. It summarises the evidence base which informs the policies in the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD. Aug 2009
SED004 Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset Workspace Strategy Update 2012 Gives a strategic overview of the need for and supply of employment land from 2011 to 2031. Mar 2012
SED005 Workspace Strategy - North Dorset Update 2012 Summary report showing how North Dorset contributes to the overall picture for employment land. Apr 2012
SED006 Bournemouth Dorset Poole Workspace Strategy and Delivery Plan

Seeks to ensure:

  • there is a delivery of sufficient, appropriate employment land
  • quality of employment premises to meet business requirements
  • the sustainable growth of the sub-regional economy

 

Oct 2008
SED007a

Joint Retail Assessment Christchurch Borough Council, East Dorset District Council and North Dorset District Council Volume 1

An assessment of the future needs for additional retail facilities within the areas. Mar 2008
SED007b

Joint Retail Study North Dorset Volume 2

SED008 Raising the Game: Economic Development Strategy 2005 to 2016

Sharpens the focus of:

  • partner organisations
  • regional agencies
  • government

Focuses on the economic need and priorities of Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole from 2005 to 2016.

Nov 2005
SED009 Regional Economic Strategy for the South West 2006 to 2015 The Regional Economic Strategy is  concerned with the economy of the South West, within the wider context of sustainable development. May 2006
SED010 Tourism in Dorset: District Summary North Dorset Study by The Market Research group, providing data about the number of visitors to the District and their expenditure. Mar 2006
SED011 Employment Land Review: North Dorset Review of Existing Sites A technical document which helps us in the preparation of policies for the future allocation and development of employment land. Apr 2007
SED012 Results of North Dorset Business Survey Report showing results of business questionnaire sent out in North Dorset as part 1 of the Employment Land Review. Jan/Feb 2007
SED013 Regional Economic Strategy For South West England - Delivery Framework 2006 to 2009 To enable the region to actively manage the delivery of the South West Regional Economic Strategy (RES). May 2006
SED014 Dorset LEP - Strategic Economic Plan 2014 The Dorset Local Economic Partnership's Strategic Economic Plan outlines extensive and detailed plans for local growth. Mar 2014
SED015 - added to the examination library after submission North Dorset Economic Development Strategy for Action 2012 to 2015 Addresses a 3 year period and will be reviewed annually to monitor progress. It helps to stimulate the economy, create economic growth and jobs, attracting resources and investment to the area. Dec 2014
SED016 - added to the examination library after submission MWA Reports MWA Reports on Retail Issues Blandford Prepared on Behalf of North Dorset District Council Various

Infrastructure

Document ReferenceDocument NameDocument DescriptionPublication Date
INF001 Transportation Background Paper 2013 This background paper gives a specific focus on transportation in North Dorset. It refers to those parts of the evidence base which informed the spatial policies. It also sets out the policy background - at national, regional and local levels - against which the plan was prepared. Nov 2013
INF002 Infrastructure Background Paper 2013 The background paper gives a general overview of infrastructure in North Dorset. It summarises the relevant evidence base which informs the policies in the Local Plan Part 1. Nov 2013
INF003

Transportation Topic Paper Updated 2012

The topic paper gives a general overview of transportation in North Dorset. It summarises the relevant evidence base which informs the policies in the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies DPD. Aug 2012
INF004

Transportation Topic Paper 2009

The topic paper gives a general overview of transport in North Dorset. It summarises the evidence base which informs the policies in the:

  • Core Strategy
  • Development Management Policies DPD
  • Aug 2009
INF005 Network Rail Connecting Local Communities : Route Plans 2009 Network Rail's Delivery Plan for Control Period 4 (CP4) which runs from 2009/10 to 2013/14. Mar 2009
INF006 Local Transport Plan 3 Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset 2011 to 2026 A 15 year Strategy, that sets out a long-term vision for how the transport network will be developed. It includes a 3 year Implementation Plan setting out planned expenditure on transport from April 2011 to March 2014. Apr 2011
INF007 Dorset Residential Car Parking Study Study by WSP Development and Transportation & Phil Jones Associates looking at parking provision in new residential developments. Designed to meet expected demand in such a way as to ensure the most efficient use of space and the best urban design. 2009
INF008 Rural Roads Protocol April 2008 The rural roads protocol sets out our new approach to how we manage the roads in Dorset's countryside. Apr 2008
INF009 North and North East Dorset Transport Study: Working Towards a Transport Strategy Buro Happold  Report sets out the Working Towards a Transport Strategy. It describes the local demographics, travel patterns and structure of transport networks in the study area. Mar 2010
INF010 North and North East Dorset Transport Study: Existing Conditions Report Buro Happold The Existing Conditions report describes the existing land use patterns and the transport network in the North and North East Dorset study area. Mar 2010
INF011 North and North East Dorset Transport Study: Modelling Report Buro Happold Sets out the transport modelling and reports on the technical work that has been done to support the development of the transport strategy. Mar 2010
INF012 North Dorset Local Accessibility Study Dorset County Council Gives a general overview of accessibility in North Dorset, summarising the evidence base which informs the policies in the draft Local Plan 2011-2026. It sets out the general background at national, regional and local levels. Mar 2010
INF013 North Dorset Open Space Audit & Assessment of Local Need Audit of open space, outdoor sport and recreation. Also to identify local needs for provision, and opportunities for enhancement, development or replacement of current facilities. Feb 2006
INF014a - added to the examination library after submission Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset Residential Car Parking Study Vol 1

This document supports policy contained in the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset Local Transport Plan 2011-2026 (LTP3). It is one of Local Transport Plans suite of documents. It's purpose is to ensure that parking provision in new residential developments, both market and affordable, is designed to:

  • meet expected demand
  • ensures the most efficient use of space and the best urban design
May 2011
INF014b - added to the examination library after submission The Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset Residential Car Parking Study - Vol 2 May 2011
INF014c - added to the examination library after submission The Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset Residential Car Parking Study - Vol 3 May 2011
INF015 - added to the examination library after submission Ministerial Statement by Eric Pickles MP - Sustainable Drainage Systems

Ministerial Statement on 18 Dec 2014 on Sustainable drainage systems by:

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Mr Eric Pickles 

Dec 2014
INF016 - added to the examination library after submission North Dorset Whole Plan Viability and CIL Study A plan viability assessment gives evidence to show that the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) are met. Feb 2015

Market Towns and the Countryside

Document ReferenceDocument NameDocument DescriptionPublication Date
MTC001 Market Town Site Selection Background Paper 2013

Explains how we identify locations for development at the 4 main towns of:

  • Blandford
  • Gillingham
  • Shaftesbury
  • Sturminster Newton
Nov 2013
MTC002 Land West of Blandford: Open Space Letter Crown Estates Letter from Crown Estates about their plans for the open space at Land West of Blandford. Sep 2012
MTC003 Shaping the Future: Community Strategic Plan Consultation DT11 Forum Strategic community action plan produced by the DT11 Forum. 2008
MTC004 Assessing the Growth Potential of Gillingham, Dorset Atkins Study assesses the growth potential of Gillingham for further employment and housing growth up to 2026 and beyond. Dec 2009
MTC005

Gillingham Area Action Plan 2010 Update

Community Action Plan 2010 - to influence and, in working with partner organisations, manage the development of our community. It will help to maximise the quality of life and well-being of residents. 2010
MTC006

Gillingham Area Action Plan 2007

Community Action Plan produced by Three Rivers Partnership in 2007. 2007
MTC007

Gillingham Area Action Plan 2004

A community action plan produced by Three Rivers Partnership. Setting out the vision and context for determining future priorities and structure, identifying key actions needed order to realise this vision. Dec 2004
MTC008 Gillingham Landscape and Open Space Assessment The report contains an independent survey and assessment of the landscapes and open spaces of Gillingham and will be used to help develop new policy for open spaces in the town. Nov 2003
MTC009 Land to the Eastern Side of Shaftesbury: Supplementary Planning Guidance North Dorset District Council Sets out the development principles to be applied to the future development of this land. It will be to assist future developers of the site in achieving a comprehensive form of development that fulfils the policy aims of the local plan and results in a high quality design and layout. Jan 2003
MTC010 Shaftesbury - The View of the Hill - Shaftesbury Area Community Plan 2005 Plan to influence and help to guide the successful development of Shaftesbury and the surrounding communities over the next 15 years, up to 2020. Jun 2005
MTC011 North Dorset Business Park Design and Development Brief, prepared for SturQuest by Matrix Partnership Brief is intended to demonstrate an appropriate range of employment uses for the site, provide a basis for the community to work with landowners and developers and to deliver high quality development that respects the character of Newton and Sturminster Newton. Apr 2012
MTC012 Station Road Area Design and Development Brief, prepared for SturQuest by Matrix Partnership Development brief providing a framework for the development of the Station Road Area, having regard to its context, constraints and appropriate new uses. Apr 2008
MTC013a

Sturminster Area Action Plan

The Action Plan is a document that will help to guide the future development of the local area.

Leaflet produced for consultation with the community by SturQuest for the area action plan.

Nov 2004

Dec 2003

MTC013b

Sturminster Newton Area Action Plan, prepared by SturQuest

MTC014 Bourton Village Design Statement The village design statement describes the distinctive character of a village and its surrounding countryside. It sets out design principles to show how local character can be protected and enhanced if there is new development. Sep 2011
MTC015 Child Okeford Village Design Statement The village design statement describes the character of the village and its landscape setting. It sets out a number of guidelines for future building and development. It also sets out what needs to be thought about when planning decisions are made. Nov 2007
MTC016a

Gillingham Town Design Statement - Introduction and Context

The town design statement has been developed to:

  • safeguard the local character of the town
  • encourage sensitive, high quality design where new development occurs

It details distinctive local features and policies to inform those applying for planning permission. It lets them know what should be considered when preparing a scheme for submission.

Jun 2012
MTC016b

Gillingham Town Design Statement - Landscape, Settlement Patterns and Shapes

MTC016c

Gillingham Town Design Statement - Building Form and Infrastructure

MTC016d

Gillingham Town Design Statement - Character Areas and Future Development Guidelines

MTC016e

Gillingham Town Design Statement - Conclusions, Recommendations and Appendices

MTC017 Iwerne Minster VDS Final The village design statement identifies what is special and distinctive about the village. Its purpose is to safeguard those distinctive qualities, the local character and appearance to encourage good design where development occurs. Sep 2011
MTC018 Sturminster Newton Town Design Statement Full Document The town design statement identifies a number of character areas within the town and sets out 'design guidelines' for development that will be taken into consideration when planning decisions are made. It was prepared for SturQuest by Matrix Partnership. Jul 2008
MTC019 Winterborne Houghton VDS The village design statement describes the character of the village and its landscape setting. It also sets out a number of guidelines for future development and building, which need to be taken into account when decisions are made on planning applications affecting the village. May 2002
MCT020 Winterborne Stickland VDS The village design statement describes the character of the village and its landscape setting. It also sets out a number of guidelines for future development and building, which need to be taken into account when decisions are made on planning applications affecting the village. Mar 2002
MTC021 Ashmore Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Jul 2006
MCT022 Blandford St Mary Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Jun 2009
MCT023 Bourton Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Nov 2008
MCT024 Bryanston Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Apr 2008
MCT025 Buckhorn Weston and Kington Magna Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2008
MCT026 Charlton Marshall Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2006
MCT027 Child Okeford and Hanford Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. May 2004
MCT028 Durweston Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2005
MCT029 East Stour Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Nov 2012
MCT030 Fontmell Magna Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Apr 2007
MCT031 Hazelbury Bryan Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Sep 2010
MCT032 Hilton and Melcombe Horsey Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2005
MCT033 Hinton St Mary Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Oct 2002
MCT034 Iwerne Minster Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Apr 2006
MCT035 Lower Winterborne Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2004
MCT036 Manston and Hammoon Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Mar 2007
MCT037 Marnhull Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2006
MCT038 Milborne St Andrew Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Mar 2011
MCT039 Milton Abbas Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2003
MCT040 Milton on Stour Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2009
MCT041 Motcombe Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Jan 2003
MCT042 Okeford Fitzpaine Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2010
MCT043 Pimperne Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2003
MCT044 Shillingstone Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2006
MCT045 Shroton (Iwerne Courtney) Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Jul 2005
MCT046 South Tarrants Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2005
MCT047 Spetisbury Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2006
MCT048 Stalbridge Town Plan Town plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their town to guide its future development. Mar 2008
MCT049 Stourpaine Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2007
MCT050 Stourton Caundle Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2011
MCT051 Sutton Waldron Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Aug 2010
MCT052 Tarrant Gunville & Stubhampton Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2009
MCT053 Tarrant Monkton & Launceston Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. Sep 2005
MCT054 Winterborne Stickland & Houghton Parish Plan Parish plans encourage communities to set out their vision for their village to guide its future development. 2012

Implementation

Document ReferenceDocument NameDocument DescriptionPublication Date
IMP001

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) 2013

The Annual Monitoring Report 2013 (AMR) indicates progress on local development documents and indicators which measure the performance of planning policies. Dec 2013
IMP002

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) 2012

The Annual Monitoring Report 2012 (AMR) indicates progress on local development documents and indicators which measure the performance of planning policies. Dec 2012
IMP003

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) 2011

The Annual Monitoring Report 2011 (AMR) indicates progress on local development documents and indicators which measure the performance of planning policies. Dec 2011
IMP004

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) 2010

The Annual Monitoring Report 2010 (AMR) indicates progress on local development documents and indicators which measure the performance of planning policies. Dec 2010
IMP005

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) 2009

The Annual Monitoring Report 2009 (AMR) indicates progress on local development documents and indicators which measure the performance of planning policies. Dec 2009
IMP006 - added to the examination library after submission Annual Monitoring Report 2014 The Annual Monitoring Report 2014 (AMR) indicates progress on local development documents and indicators which measure the performance of planning policies. Jan 2015

Other Documents

Other documents
Document ReferenceDocument NameDocument DescriptionPublication Date
INS010b - added to the examination library after submission Dorset County Council Services around Rural Dorset Bus and Train Map 2014 The bus and train services and routes around rural Dorset, including a guide to the frequency of bus services. May 2014

Pre-submission documents

Pre-submission documents
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date

SUD000a

North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 Submission Letter

Letter to Planning Inspectorate for submission of the North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 and Notice of Submission. Dec 2014
SUD000b

Notice of Submission of the North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1

SUD001a

North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 Introduction and Policies 1 to 15

The North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 : Pre-submission Documents Nov 2013
SUD001b

North Dorset local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 Policies 16 to 33 and Implementation

SUD001c

North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 Appendices A to D

SUD002a

Revised Settlement Boundary Map - Gillingham Southern Extension

The North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 : Pre-submission Boundary Map Documents Nov 2013
SUD002b

Removal of Settlement Boundary Maps - Settlements A to L

SUD002c

Removal of Settlement Boundary Maps - Settlements M to P

SUD002d

Removal of Settlement Boundary Maps - Settlements S to W

SUD003a

North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 - Sustainability Report

This document forms a record of the Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment of the North Dorset Local Plan Part 1. Sustainability Appraisal (SA) is a systematic process which seeks to predict the social, environmental and economic effects of implementing the Local Plan. Nov 2013
SUD003b

Sustainability Appraisal - Appendices A to C

SUD003c

Sustainability Appraisal - Appendices D and E

SUD003d

Sustainability Appraisal - Appendix F

SUD004 North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 Equalities Impact Assessment An Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) is a systematic way of examining whether a new or existing function, policy or process differentially affects any person or group of persons. Nov 2013
SUD005 North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 Habitats Regulation Assessment The Habitats Regulations Assessment is required to ensure that the Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 will not have any adverse effect upon any internationally important wildlife sites, including Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs). Nov 2013
SUD006 Pre-submission Consultation - Statement of Representation Procedure Statement of representation procedure (Regulation 19) for consultation on the North Dorset Local Plan - 2011 to 2026 Part 1: Pre-submission Document for publication prior to its submission to the Secretary of State of Communities and Local Government for independent examination. Nov 2013

Pre-submission focused changes documents

Pre-submission focused changes documents
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
SUD007 LP 2011 to 2026 Part 1 Focused Changes Pre submission document with appendix The North Dorset Local Plan - 2011 to 2026 Part 1: Pre-Submission Focused Changes (August 2014) document sets out a number of major changes (and other changes) to the Local Plan Part 1 Pre-submission Document prior to its submission. Aug 2014
SUD008 LP 2011 to 2026 Part 1 Focused Changes Supplement to the Final SA report This supplement updates the Pre-submission Sustainability Appraisal Report to reflect new information that has become available to the Council on heritage impacts associated with development in the Blandford area. Aug 2014
SUD009 LP 2011 to 2026 Part 1 Focused Changes Addendum to the HRA This report provides an addendum to the main Habitats Regulations Assessment report for the North Dorset Local Plan (Part 1). July 2014
SUD010 Focused Changes Consultation - Statement of Representation Procedure Statement of representation procedure (Regulation 19) for consultation on the North Dorset Local Plan - 2011 to 2026 Part 1: Focused Changes Document for publication prior to its submission to the Secretary of State of Communities and Local Government for independent examination. Aug 2014

Analysis of responses

Analysis of responses
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
SUD011 North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1 : Pre-submission Consultation Responses Individual Consultation responses to the pre-submission consultation of the North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1. Jul 2014

SUD012a

North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 : Pre-submission Document Analysis of Responses and Identification of Main Issues Part 1

Analysis of the consultation responses received to the pre-submission consultation of the North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1 and identification of the main issues raised. Aug 2014
SUD012b

North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 : Pre-submission Document Analysis of Responses and Identification of Main Issues Part 2

SUD013 North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1 : Pre-submission Focused Changes Consultation Responses Individual Consultation responses to the pre-submission consultation of the North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1. Sep 2014
SUD014 North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 : Pre-submission Focused Changes Document Analysis of Responses and Identification of Main Issues Analysis of the consultation responses received to the pre-submission consultation of the North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1 and identification of the main issues raised. Sep 2014

Proposed changes

Proposed changes
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
SUD015 North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 - Pre-submission Schedule of Proposed Changes Schedule of Proposed Changes to the Pre-submission Document  - following the pre-submission consultation which took place between November 2013 and January 2014. Nov 2014
SUD016 North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1: Pre-submission Focused Changes Schedule of Proposed Changes Schedule of Proposed Major (and Consequential) Changes to the Pre-submission Document and Further Proposed Changes to the Proposals Map - following the focused changes consultation which took place between August and September 2014. Oct 2014

SUD017a

North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1 - Tracked Changes Version of Pre-submission Document Introduction to Policy 16

Tracked Changes Version of the Pre-submission Document - showing all proposed changes following both the pre-submission and focused changes consultations. Nov 2014
SUD017b

North Dorset Local Plan 2011 to 2026 Part 1 - Tracked Changes Version of the Pre-submission Document Policy 17 to Appendices

Submission Statement and Duty to Cooperate

Submission Statement and Duty to Cooperate
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
SUD018 North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 Submission Statement The Submission Statement has been prepared to meet the requirements set out in Regulation 22(1)(c) regarding the submission of documents and information to the Secretary of State in order to progress a local plan through the examination process. Nov 2014
SUD019 North Dorset Local Plan 2011-2026 Part 1 - Duty to Cooperate This document provides an overview of how the duty to cooperate has been followed. It updates and supersedes the earlier version produced to accompany the Pre-submission document, produced in November 2013. Nov 2014

Other documents

Other documents
Document ReferenceDocumentDocument DescriptionPublication Date
SUD020 North Dorset Local Plan - 2011 to 2026 Part 1 - Infrastructure Delivery Plan Updated November 2014 The Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) is a supporting document for the Local Plan. It covers the plan period to 2026. The IDP will play a key role in coordinating the level of local infrastructure and services so that they meet existing and future demands. Nov 2014
SUD021 North Dorset District Council Local Development Scheme - 6th Revision The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is a three year timetable for the preparation of local planning policies. This sixth revision supersedes the previous LDS produced in November 2013. Nov 2014
SUD022 Statement of Community Involvement The aim of the Statement of Community Involvement is to set out clearly how all sections of the community, including individual residents, representative organisations and central and regional government, will be involved. Jul 2006

Further evidence and guidance

Town and village design statements

Revision to important open or wooded area (IOWA) designated in the local plan

On 29 April 2005 the council acknowledged that an administrative error had been made when designating land at Yew House in Marnhull. At the time of setting up the local plan the land was wrongly designated as an IOWA. The future designation of this land will be reviewed as part of the Local Development Framework process.

Guidance on the Re-use of Rural Buildings

The restructuring of agriculture has meant there are increased pressures to realise the potential of redundant farm buildings. The Re-use of Rural Buildings SPG contains information on background policies at national level down to local level, as well as a sequential test for options. It provides a comprehensive guide for landowners, developers and Planning Officers. It was adopted by the council on 29 October 2004.

Interim planning guidance on the Development of Areas of Amenity Open Space, Play Areas and Commuted Sums

The council believes children's play should to be taken into consideration from the start of designing a site for residential development. Development of Areas of Amenity Open Space, Play Areas and Commuted Sums SPG is a guide for developers on the council's requirements for the design and layout of amenity open space and play areas as well as on the maintenance of these areas. Commuted sums figures were revised in April 2007.

We commissioned consultants (Strategic Leisure) to undertake an audit of all open space and recreation facilities in the district. The work they have done will help us set our own standards for new facilities and new policy in the future.

Planning Guidance Note: Planning Obligations for the Provision of Community Infrastructure

The revised Planning Guidance Note (PGN) on Planning Obligations for the Provision of Community Infrastructure was adopted by Cabinet on 19 December 2011. Although we no longer use the PGN as a basis for seeking developer contributions towards projects the revised version of the PGN continues to provide guidance on the way in which funds will be allocated.

This revised version also seeks to reflect the current transition between the extant Local Plan (and current policy guidance) and the new emerging policy position.

Supplementary planning guidance on development of land to the eastern side of Shaftesbury

The Local Plan identifies Shaftesbury as a 'town for major growth', and allocates 23 hectares on the eastern side of the town for mixed use (predominately housing). Development on the Land East of Shaftesbury SPG has been prepared to guide developers through the layout and design issues which need to be addressed.

Urban design guidance

North Dorset recognises that it must continue working diligently to assist in the process of achieving acceptable new building development and redevelopment within the authority. Although not in the form of SPG, the council has adopted urban design guidance to help applicants and their agents when preparing design proposals for planning submissions. It is not intended to be design guidance in terms of defining in detail what is acceptable or unacceptable, but to give an indication of what design data will help inform the planning authority during its decision making process. 

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