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Poole Local Plan


We are preparing a new local plan to replace our core strategy and other local plan documents. The Poole Local Plan, once completed, will set a new plan for Poole to meet needs and guide development to 2033.

We started work on the local plan in 2013 and have held a number of previous consultations, looking at the issues and options around how the towns development needs could be met by a new local plan for Poole.

Next steps

The consultation on the draft plan is now complete. We have reviewed the responses and, on the 24 November, submitted the local plan to the planning inspectorate for examination.

The planning inspectorate will appoint an inspector to oversee the examination. Find out more about the Poole Local Plan examination.

We expect the examination to be resolved by Spring/Summer 2018, allowing us to adopt the local plan. Upon adoption, the plan will replace all of the current statutory local planning documents.

These plans are supported by our evidence base.

Previous consultations

The council has undertaken a number of consultations which are listed below with the most recent first.

Consultation on the Draft Plan

Following the further issues and options consultation in 2016, we have considered the feedback and prepared a draft plan known as the pre-submission draft.

We published the draft plan for comment from 31 July to 22 September (8 weeks).

Consultation documents

There are also policies maps including:

Further issues and options consultation

This consultation sought views on possible future housing and other development sites and development management policies and helped guide the preparation of the draft 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

Our leaflet

sustainability appraisal

Draft Green Belt Review

The feedback is summarised in these documents:

consultation report - housing and other development sites and appendices

consultation report - development management policies.

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.

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