Find out if your development is on the green belt and how that affects your application.

The South East Dorset Green Belt extends over some 168 square kilometres of open land in and around Upton, Wimborne, Ferndown, Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch and stretching south-west as far as Wareham.

The detailed boundary within Dorset is shown on the individual local plans/local development documents for the former: Purbeck District Council, East Dorset District Council and Christchurch Borough Council.

Is my house on the Green Belt?

Find out if your property is within the Green Belt.

Guidance on development within a Green Belt area

National policy guidance on development in the Green Belt is available in the National Planning Policy Framework.

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