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Your Borough Of Poole

Planning Policy and Implementation

The Planning Policy and Implementation team prepare strategies and policies to guide development and outcomes in order to safeguard our environment and to provide viable, vibrant and sustainable communities, well into the future. We have an adopted Core Strategy, which explains our land use strategy in detail as part of a suite of planning policy documents, collectively known as the Local Plan.

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Planning Policy Context for Poole

Collectively these documents set out where new development may be allowed and where it may not. The Government advice is that planning applications must be decided in line with these policies unless there is an overriding reason to set them aside. Our commitment to you is that we will use our best efforts to:

  • Ensure that the Local Plan is kept up to date.
  • Ensure that local people help shape policies.
  • Provide supplementary planning documents (SPDs) for sensitive or large sites.
  • Make sure consultation documents are available at all Poole libraries.
  • Monitor the implementation of the policies.
  • Respond to new pressures by proposing new and/or amended policies.
  • Advise on how you may make representations to proposed policies and inform you of how your views were considered.
  • Use a variety of consultation techniques to ensure all sections of the community are engaged.
  • Publish all current work, SPD and policies on the website.
  • Acknowledge comments received during consultation periods.
  • Balance the requirements for development with the conservation of the environment.