21st August 2009 - updated 23rd September 2009

The Bournemouth Plan

This item will be discussed at the next meeting on 28th September 2009


The Bournemouth Plan

The Bournemouth Plan is the name of the of the Local Development Framework Core Strategy and could have a huge impact on our area as it is required to follow the Regional Spatial Strategy, which is threatening to force us to develop in the Green Belt.

At this time, we have no further news on when, or if, the South West Regional Strategy will be published, but the Council is required to consider the possible outcomes when formulating its' Core Strategy.

It is therefore VITAL that Forum Members respond to this consultation as we are threatened with having to build 1,500 houses on the Green Belt, with NO provision for infrastructure (roads, sewers, doctors surgeries, etc) destruction of vital farm land and loss of green space.

This issue will be the main item at FORUM on:

MONDAY, 28th SEPTEMBER 2009 - 7pm to 9pm - Agenda - Minutes

Bournemouth School for Girls, Performing Arts Centre (access from East Way).


Further information will be added to this article in the near future.

Update - 23rd September 2009

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2007

This report contains details and maps of possible sites for housing development and their density, etc. It will "support the emerging Bournemouth Core Strategy which will set out the councils' vision, strategic objectives and core policies for the period 2006 to 2026."

The draft Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment sets out Bournemouth Borough's housing land supply for the fifteen year period 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2022. It has been prepared in line with national Planning Policy Statement 3 'Housing' (PPS3) and the accompanying Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments Practice Guidance. The report and appendices can be obtained through the links below.

A local methodology was adopted by the six local planning authorities which comprise the Bournemouth and Poole Housing Market Area (Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, Poole and Purbeck) and a panel appointed comprising organisations with an interest in local housebuilding. Please see Appendix 1 for more details of the methodology and panel and Appendix 2 for minutes of the of the panel's meetings

Key findings

  • For the first five years, the assessment identifies sufficient land to deliver a supply of housing wholly within existing settlement boundaries as required by the draft South West Regional Spatial Strategy.
  • In terms years six to fifteen, a further three years supply has been identified with the remaining supply expected to come from windfall developments.

This assessment will primarily support the emerging Bournemouth Core Strategy which will set out the councils' vision, strategic objectives and core policies for the period 2006 to 2026. Further consultation stages on the Core Strategy are currently planned for late 2009, with submission in 2011. This timetable depends upon the content of the Regional Spatial Strategy which is expected to be adopted during 2009.

2007 SHLAA Report and maps

Any mapped boundaries provided in association with this report are for the purposes of the SHLAA only and have no other planning status. SHLAA is only a technical assessment that does not allocate land for development but merely makes judgements on whether land might theoretically be developed.


For further information on the SHLAA contact the Planning Policy team or email shlaa@bournemouth.gov.uk

Bournemouth Borough Council is currently looking at the future of the town. Council planning policies play a big role in shaping Bournemouth’s future - they are a major factor in determining where we live, work shop and play, how we travel around the town and what impact we have on the environment. Important decisions have to be made about how Bournemouth will develop in the next 20 years or so and we want as many people as possible to be involved in planning for the future.

The Bournemouth Plan is the name of the Borough’s ‘Core Strategy’, part of the ‘Local Development Framework’ that will replace the existing Local Plan. We are writing to inform you that the consultation on the Issues and Options stage of the document is now open and continues until 9th October 2009. This document suggests an overall vision for the future of the town, indicates strategic objectives and show how these could be achieved through more detailed options. The associated Sustainability Appraisal is also part of the consultation. We want your views and opinions.

More information, downloadable copies of the documents and details on how to respond can be found on our website: www.bournemouth.gov.uk/CoreStrategy.

The documents are available for inspection on the Council’s website, at the Town Hall Annexe St.Stephen’s Road, Bournemouth (9.00am-4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am-4.00pm Friday), and all local libraries in the Borough during their normal opening times, the details of which are available via the following link http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/Residents/Libraries/A_Library_Near_You.asp. If you have any queries, please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01202 4513123, or e-mail planning.policy@bournemouth.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your response.

Yours faithfully

Alan Cheesman

Principal Planning Officer

Planning & Transport

Bournemouth Borough Council

Telephone: 01202 451323

E-mail: alan.cheesman@bournemouth.gov.uk

Fax: 01202 451005

Visit our website: www.bournemouth.gov.uk