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Infrastructure Development Plan - Submission Document


On the 2nd August 2011, the Borough of Poole submitted the Delivering Poole's Infrastructure Development Plan Document (DPD), Proposals Map, Sustainability Appraisal Report, Habitats Regulations Assessment and accompanying information (including the Core Documents evidence base) to the Secretary of State as required by Regulation 30 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008.

The Delivering Poole's Infrastructure DPD sets out the Council's planning framework for development to contribute towards delivering Poole's infrastructure required to accommodate growth over the period to 2026. The DPD will also underpin a Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule, which is being brought forward through a separate procedure (the first stage of setting Community Infrastructure Levy, consultation on a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule, can be accessed here).


The DPD is one of a suite of planning documents that make up Poole's Local Development Framework (LDF). The Core Strategy is central to the LDF providing the overarching spatial strategy for the Borough.

Following initial evidence gathering, which began in 2008, this DPD has been subject to public consultation at the following stages:- 

Responses to these stages of consultation have helped to inform the development of policies that have been included in the Submission document.


The Submission document, Proposals Map, Sustainability Appraisal Report, Habitat Regulations Assessment and supporting documents can be viewed to the right.

The Core Documents evidence base can be viewed here

Paper versions of the all the Submission documents and supporting Core Documents evidence base are available to view at the reception desk of Planning and Regeneration Services at the Civic Centre. The Council offices are open between 08:30 and 17:15 Monday to Thursday and 08:30 to 16:45 on Fridays.

The Submission document, Proposals Map and Sustainability Appraisal Report are also available to view at all Poole Libraries -view opening times here.

What Happens Next?

The Planning Inspectorate will appoint a Planning Inspector who will hold an independent Examination in Public (EiP) into the Delivering Poole's Infrastructure DPD at a date to be advised.

Following the EiP, the appointed Planning Inspector will publish a Report containing recommendations on changes to the DPD that will be binding on the Authority. Once amended the Borough of Poole will seek to formally adopt the DPD. 

For further information please contact the Planning Policy & Implementation team by telephoning 01202 633321 or by email to planning@poole.gov.uk