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Retail

The following evidence supports the BCP Local Plan:

A joint Retail and Leisure Study covers the Bournemouth and Christchurch areas, comprising two volumes:

  • Volume 1 Report (2017) summarises the relevant policy context, describes the shopping hierarchy and provides a needs assessment for retail and other main town centre uses.
  • Volume 2 Report (2017) relates specifically to the Bournemouth area. This volume assesses the main centres, sets out recommendations and conclusions and includes health checks of each defined centre.
  • An Update Addendum Report (2019) provides a partial update and should be read alongside Volumes 1 and 2. This report updates the retail and food / beverage floorspace capacity projections 2017 - 2033. It takes into account implications of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2018, updated population projections and Experian's latest expenditure forecasts (2018)

A joint retail study also covers the Poole area (2015).

The following evidence is planned to support the BCP Local Plan. This is not a comprehensive list and once completed will be published here:

  • Retail and Town Centre Needs Assessment for the BCP Council Area.
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