This Development Plan Document (DPD) sets out Poole’s planning policy framework for development to play its part in delivering infrastructure required to support growth. The DPD and its supporting documentation identify Poole’s Infrastructure priorities, costs, timescales for delivery, funding streams, delivery agencies and implementation mechanisms. The DPD also provides a robust evidence and policy base to support the Council’s negotiation of Section 106 planning obligations as well as being able to underpin a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule.
In addition to the DPD is Poole's Infrastructure Programme (PIP) which is a technical document providing an overview of the range of infrastructure projects required to support the Core Strategy growth. The PIP will act as a 'live' document, supporting the Core Strategy and Delivering Poole's Infrastructure DPDs, which can be updated and reviewed when required to keep track of infrastructure delivery during the plan period.
The various stages through to adoption of the DPD are outlined below:
This consultation ran from 10 April to 22 May 2008 and the responses received informed the Preferred Options Consultation document.
This consultation ran from 9 August to 8 October 2010 and the responses received informed the Pre-Submission Consultation document.
This consultation ran from 4 April to 27 May 2011 and the responses received informed the Submission Document.
The Submission document was submitted to the Secretary of State on 2 August 2011 with a Public Examination heard on 17 November 2011 followed by the Inspector's Report in January 2012.
At the Council meeting held on 24 April 2012, the Borough of Poole formally resolved to adopt the Delivering Poole's Infrastructure DPD accompanied by it's Sustainability Appraisal.