The council is undertaking a review of its Core Strategy and other Local Plan documents to look at all current planning policies to consider whether they remain in line with government policy and where necessary, amend them to take account of new evidence of need and issues of local and strategic importance that have emerged over the past decade. The Local Plan review, once completed, will set out an updated plan for Poole to meet needs and guide development to 2033.
The council started the review in 2013 and have held a number of previous consultations to date, looking at the issues and options around how the town’s development needs could be met within a new Local Plan for Poole.
Following the further issues and options consultation, we are considering all the responses received and will start drafting the plan in accordance with the following timetable:
pre-submission publication of draft plan: Summer 2017
submission to Secretary of State: August 2017
examination in public: Autumn/Winter 2017
adoption: Spring 2018.
The council has undertaken a number of consultations which are listed below with the most recent first.
Further Issues and Options Consultation
This latest consultation sought views on possible future housing and other development sites and development management policies that will help guide the preparation and direction of the new Poole Local Plan.
The consultation was held from 13 June to 8 August 2016. The consultation documents were:
Housing and Other Development Sites Consultation Document
Appendix 1: Existing sites allocated for development
Appendix 2: Possible sites in the urban area
Appendix 3: Possible sites to expand the town outwards
Appendix 4: Other possible development sites
Development Management Policies Consultation Document
The consultation was supported by:
Our leaflet provides a summary of the possible housing sites.
Issues and Options Consultation
This consultation sought views on how we accommodate future housing, shopping and employment needs and ran from 16 February to 31 March 2015. The consultation document was accompanied by the Sustainability Appraisal.
The responses received will inform the Pre-Submission draft due to be published in 2017 and the original comments are available on the consultation portal.
Further Key Issues and Call for Sites Consultation
This consultation again focused on the key issues and also invited the submission of any sites to be considered for development. The consultation ran from 4 August to 1 September 2014 with the responses received informing the Issues and Options Consultation.
Key Issues Consultation
This consultation focused on the key issues that should be addressed through the Review and ran from 1 May to 14 June 2013 with the responses received informing the 2014 consultation. The original comments are available on the consultation portal.