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The draft Local Plan consultation

The draft Local Plan provides the strategy for growth over the next 15 years and includes planning policies against which future development will be assessed.

We consulted on the draft BCP Local Plan from 20 March to 1pm on 3 May 2024. We are now collating the feedback. We will publish all the consultation responses on the website by the end of June 2024 when we expect to submit the Draft Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate for examination. The Local Plan examination is expected to take around 12 months. If the Local Plan is found to be sound by the Inspector, we can adopt the BCP Local Plan in 2025. 

Find out more about the consultation we held on the draft BCP Local Plan

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Consultation documents

The draft Local Plan is in 3 parts. Part 1 covers the strategy and the policies we will use to determine planning applications. Part 2 provides detailed land use proposals for each of our 33 wards. Part 3 is the appendices.

You can view the Policies Map in two different ways through an interactive map of the whole Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area or as individual ward maps.

Consultation documents
Reference Document
SD1a Draft Local Plan - part 1 - strategic and development management policies 
SD1b Draft Local Plan – part 2 – ward policies
SD1c Draft Local Plan - part 3 - appendices
SD2a Interactive policies map 
SD2b Ward policies maps key
SD2 Policy maps by ward

The draft local plan is supported by an evidence base.

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