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Plans being prepared

A parish council, town council or a designated neighbourhood forum can apply to have an area designated as a ‘neighbourhood area’ for the purpose of preparing a neighbourhood plan. We have designated the following areas and it is now up to the local community to prepare a neighbourhood plan for that area.

Completed plans will undergo examination and, if successful, a referendum will follow with the local community. If the community support the plan it can be ‘made’ by our planning team and will form part of the development plan. It will then be used to determine planning applications within the neighbourhood area. 

Burton Neighbourhood Plan

Burton Parish Neighbourhood Area was formally designated on 11 December 2018 prior to the formation of BCP Council. Below you can view the:

Broadstone Neighbourhood Plan

In 2018 Broadstone Neighbourhood Forum renewed its application for designation as a qualifying body for a further five years for the purpose of progressing a neighbourhood plan. The forum is currently revising a ‘made’ plan.

Christchurch Town Council Neighbourhood Plan

The Christchurch Town neighbourhood area was formally designated on 7 January 2021. Below you can view the:

Highcliffe and Walkford Neighbourhood Plan

The Highcliffe and Walkford Neighbourhood Area was formally designated on the 2 December 2020. Below you can view the:

Hurn Neighbourhood Plan

Hurn Parish Neighbourhood Plan Area was formally designated on 19 February 2019. Below you can view the:

Queen's Park and Charminster Neighbourhood Plan

The Queen's Park and Charminster Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Plan Area was formally designated on 6 April 2018. Below you can view the:

Sandbanks Peninsula Neighbourhood Plan

The Sandbanks Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Plan area was formally designated on 20 December 2019. Below you can view the: