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Purbeck Local Plan Review

We are reviewing the Purbeck Local Plan. Once adopted, the plan will be used to approve or refuse planning applications and will set out the vision and objectives for the Purbeck area. We set out our timetable for preparing planning policy documents in the Local Development Scheme.

Beverley Doward BSc, BTP, MRTPI has been appointed as an independent planning inspector by the Planning Inspectorate to undertake an examination of both documents. Helen Nolan has been appointed as the Programme Officer, to assist the inspector in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the examination process.

Contact Us

Any queries about the examination should be sent to Helen Nolan, the Programme Officer:

Email: plp.programmeofficer@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Telephone: 07773 615820

Examination Latest News

An actions schedule, arising from the first week of hearing sessions and to be carried out before the next week of hearing sessions beginning on Tuesday 6 August 2019, has been agreed by the Inspector & the Council.

SD84-Dorset Council's actions schedule July 2019

The finalised programmes for the second week of public hearings are now being looked at for Matters E to I. When available these documents will be updated in the Hearing Sessions section.

The second week of hearings will begin at 9.30am on Tuesday 6 August 2019 - Limited Seats are available at all Hearing Sessions for the General Public & will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Hearing Sessions

The Inspector will conduct a series of hearings during one week in July and one week in August 2019 as part of the examination of the Purbeck Local Plan. The hearings will take place at Dorset Council Offices, Westport House, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PP. They are scheduled to begin at 10.00am on Tuesday 2 July 2019 and then 9.30am for the remaining days of the week Wednesday 3 July, Thursday 4 July and Friday 5 July 2019. The second week of hearings is scheduled at the same venue starting at 9.30am on Tuesday 6 August 2019 and for the remaining days of the week on Wednesday 7 August, Thursday 8 August finishing on Friday 9 August 2019. Please refer to the draft programme for the hearings which outlines which matters will be considered at each session and the guidance note which the inspector has prepared for the hearings if you plan to attend or are entitled to prepare a response to any of the questions which the inspector has raised.

The CIL Charging schedule will be examined after the Local Plan. Details about these hearing sessions will follow later.

Following the examination we will publish the inspector’s report and recommendations.  If the inspector considers that main modifications to the plan are needed, there will be another opportunity to comment on any proposed changes before the plan is finalised. Representations received on these modifications will then be forwarded to the inspector to take into account in finalising her report. Once finalised the plan and charging schedule will be adopted by Dorset Council which is likely to be towards the end of this year.

Correspondence between the inspector, representors and the Council is exchanged through the Programme Officer. For transparency and information purposes all documents will be published.

Hearing sessions information

Dorset Councils opening statement

Final programme Matter A - Tuesday 2 July

Final programme Matter B - Wednesday 3 July

Final programme Matter C - Thursday 4 July (am)

Final programme Matter D - Thursday 4 July (am)

Final programme Matter D - Friday 5 July (am) continued from Thursday

COR14-2019-06-18 Email to Representors who have not confirmed that they wish to attend hearing sessions

COR08-2019-05-10 Draft Programme (V1)

Draft Programme (V2) updated 30 May 2019

COR09-2019-05-10 Guidance Notes Final

COR10-2019-05-10 Matters, Issues & Questions Final

Dorset Council responses to Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions

Matter A: Legal compliance and procedural requirements

Matter B: Housing need and requirements

Matter C: Green Belt

Matter D: The strategy for development

Matter E: Housing

Matter F: Environment

Matter G: Economy

Matter H: Infrastructure

Matter I: Implementation, delivery and monitoring

Further Representations

The following written representations have been received in response to the Inspector's Matters, Issues & Questions:

Matter A: Legal compliance and procedural requirements (updated 3 July 2019)

Matter B: Housing need and requirements

Matter C: Green belt

Matter D: The strategy for development

Matter E: Housing part 1

Matter E: Housing part 2 - updated 26/06/2019

Matter F: Environment

Matter G: Economy

Matter H: Infrastructure

Matter I: Implementation, delivery and monitoring

Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)

MOU between Dorset Council, Wyatt Homes and Natural England relating to housing sites around Lytchett Matravers

MOU between Dorset Council, Charborough Estate and Natural England relating to land at Morden Park corner

MOU between Dorset Council, Moreton Estate and Natural England relating to land at Moreton Station / Redbridge Pit

MOU between Dorset Council and Savills relating to housing sites around Wool

MOU between Dorset Council, Wyatt Homes and Natural England relating to land at Upton

Inspector correspondence

COR01-2019-03-26 Initial representor letter

COR02-2019-04-05 Inspector letter to Council

COR04-2019-05-10 Email to Representors who wish to participate

COR05-2019-05-10 Email to Representors who do not wish to participate

COR06-2019-05-10 Letter to Representors who wish to participate

COR07-2019-05-10 Letter to Representors who do not wish to participate

COR12-2019-05-14 Email to Representors who do not wish to participate

COR13-2019-05-14 Letter to Representors who do not wish to participate

Council correspondence

COR03-2019-04-12 Council response to Inspector letter

COR11-2019-05-14 Council letter to Representors

You can view the Purbeck Local Plan submission documents. They can also be viewed at Dorset Council's offices at Westport House.

Documents summarising the development of the CIL charging schedule and priorities for spending January 2019 can be found on the Community Infrastructure Levy review page.

Full responses to the Purbeck Local Plan Pre-submission draft can be viewed on the online portal here

Full responses to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule can be viewed on the online portal here

 

 

 

 

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