The North Dorset Local Plan
The North Dorset local plan sets out our approach to managing planning development in the district.
The North Dorset Local Plan Part 1 (LP1) sets out the strategic planning policies for the district. It was adopted by the council on 15 January 2016.
North Dorset Local Plan Part 1 - Policy 1 to 21
North Dorset Local Plan Part 1 - Policy 22 to 33
Although the LP1 replaces many of the policies from the District-Wide Local Plan (adopted 2003), some policies from the older local plan have been retained. In addition, the Proposals Maps from the Local Plan (2003) are still largely relevant; the main changes being that settlement boundaries from some of the smaller villages have been deleted, and the addition of the Gillingham Strategic Site Allocation. Appendix A of LP1 lists which policies from 2003 have been replaced or retained, and Appendix B lists which settlement boundaries have been retained or deleted.
North Dorset District-Wide Local Plan (2003) - Written Statement
North Dorset District-Wide Local Plan (2003) - Proposals Map Index
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.