Milborne St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan 2018 to 2033
The Milborne St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan 2018 to 2033 was submitted to North Dorset District Council for examination towards the end of 2018.
At the examination, an independent examiner reviewed the plan and made recommendations in accordance with the 2011 Localism Act and related regulations. In particular, the examiner considered whether the plan meets certain basic conditions, satisfies legal requirements, and identifies an appropriate area for a referendum.
The basic conditions, which are set out in the legislation, are intended to ensure that neighbourhood plans are compatible with their wider context. The plan must:
have regard to national planning policies and advice contained in guidance issued by the Secretary of State;
contribute to achieving sustainable development;
be in general conformity with the strategic policies of the development plan for the area (The North Dorset Local Plan); and,
be compatible with EU obligations and human rights requirements.
If the neighbourhood plan is approved following examination, and subsequently supported by a local referendum, it will become part of the development plan for Dorset Council and its policies will be used to make decisions on relevant planning applications in Milborne St Andrew alongside other appropriate policies within the remainder of the development plan.
Mr David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI issued his report on the submitted Milborne St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan 2018 to 2033 on 13 May 2019. He concludes that provided the recommended modifications are made, the plan would meet the basic conditions. He therefore recommends that the plan, as modified, should proceed to referendum. Members of the Council's Cabinet are due to consider the Examiner's Report, including the recommended modifications, and decide whether the plan can proceed to referendum at a meeting in due course.
Habitats Regulation Assessment
A Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Report has been produced by consultants (AECOM) on behalf of Milborne St Andrew Parish Council (the Qualifying Body). The report is dated 27 March 2019. Dorset Council, the competent authority responsible for undertaking a HRA of the neighbourhood plan, has produced a HRA. This is largely based on the information provided in the consultants' report. The HRA concludes that the neighbourhood plan will not adversely affect the integrity of a European site providing that a number of recommended changes are made to the plan. The examiner will consider the HRA, including the recommended changes, as part of his examination of the plan.
Consultation on the Submitted Plan
As the local planning authority, the District Council was required to consult on the plan proposals before the examination takes place. People were given from Friday 18 January 2019 to Friday 1 March 2019 to make comments on the plan and its associated documents. An independent examiner (Mr David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI) has been appointed and the representations received will be passed on to him for consideration as part of the examination process.
Representations received to the submission draft Milborne St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan
The Council received a late response from Historic England which the Examiner has accepted. The response can be found in the table above.
Please find below links to the submission documents, including the submission version of the neighbourhood plan and supporting evidence.
Additional evidence related to the SEA:
The SEA also references supporting information to the planning application for Huntley Down and Blandford Hill north, which can be found here:-
A number of further studies (ecology, ground condition, archaeology, landscape) for the proposed site allocation (Camelco) are in preparation for a planning application. Evidence has also been provided regarding assertions made regarding the future rights to use effluent discharge pipes over land at and discharging to lagoons situated within Goulds Farm. These documents can be made available on request as part of the consultation on the submission version of the plan.
Earlier Versions of the Plan
Background Information and Documents
- An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, Volume 3, Central (1970, RCHME)
- Dark Skies Map (CPRE)
Dorset AONB traffic in villages toolkit (2011, Dorset AONB Partnership)
Dorset Explorer mapped constraints (various Dorset Local Planning Authorities)
Guidance Notes for the Reduction of Obtrusive Light GN01 (2011, The Institute of Lighting Professionals)
Employment Land Review: Review of Existing Sites (April 2007, North Dorset District Council)
North Dorset Landscape Character Assessment (March 2008, North Dorset District Council)
Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework 2015-2020 (January 2016, Dorset Local Planning Authorities)
North Dorset Local Plan Part 1 (January 2016, North Dorset District Council)
Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Workspace Strategy (October 2016, produced in association with the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole local authorities and the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership)
- Nitrogen Reduction in Poole Harbour (April 2017, various Dorset Local Planning Authorities)