East Dorset District Council Local Development Framework
The Government has introduced major changes to the planning system with the introduction of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. Greater community involvement in the preparation of planning policy and the consideration of major planning applications is a central aspect of the new system.
Local plans and parts of the county structure plan have been replaced by a system of local development frameworks (LDFs). This new system comprises a number of related planning documents (local development documents) focusing on a wide range of issues and geographical areas.
The documents prepared to date as part of the LDF are listed at the bottom of this page, and the timetable for their production along with future documents are set out in our local development scheme (LDS). The statement of community involvement should be read in conjunction with the LDS.
The LDF consists of the following set of documents:
- Development Plan Documents (DPD)
- Area Action Plans (AAP)
- Local Development Scheme (LDS)
- Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)
- Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
- Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)
These documents and the policies which they will contain are informed by detailed studies that provide a credible and robust evidence base. These studies are also listed below.
Joint Working Arrangements
East Dorset District Council has begun to work jointly with Christchurch Borough Council on some of the LDF documents. The statement of community involvement submission document was the first of these produced. In this case, the format was essentially the same as the previous document, but some details had been altered to reflect the joint working arrangements and the result was a single document produced by both authorities. The Core Strategy is currently being prepared by both Councils. Other LDF documents are being prepared with additional Dorset authorities, include the Joint Heathlands DPD with four other councils and the Gypsy and Traveller Sites DPD with all other Dorset councils.
The Core Strategy
The Core Strategy is a document that will set targets for the provision of new housing and employment for a period up to 2028, as well as setting out general policies in relation to provision of facilities, transport, and protection of natural and historic features. All of the other Local Development Documents we produce will have to conform to it.
Dorset-wide Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Show people Site Allocations Joint Development Plan Document
All Dorset council's, including Bournemouth Borough Council and the Borough of Poole, are working together to plan for the site needs of Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show people across Dorset. These sites will be identified in a joint Development Plan Document which will eventually be adopted by each of the individual councils across the county.
Staying in touch
It is easy to keep up to date with what is going on with Christchurch and East Dorset's planning policy. Both Council's maintain a contacts database which allows us to inform residents and stakeholders of consultations on any document which might interest them. To ensure we have your details, and that you don't miss out on events and consultation, simply contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.
- Christchurch and East Dorset Core Strategy
- Christchurch and East Dorset Site Specific Allocations DPD
Once the primary planning framework has been developed in the core strategy, the councils intend to begin work on a development plan document which will work towards delivering some of the key aspirations of the core strategy through land allocations.
- Christchurch and East Dorset Statement of Community Involvement
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is one of the first documents produced as part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) process. The joint Statement of Community Involvement for Christchurch and East Dorset sets out how the Councils intend to achieve continuous community involvement in the preparation of Local Development Documents (LDDs) and in the consideration of planning applications.
- Christchurch and East Dorset Sustainability Appraisal
The sustainability appraisal (SA) is a systematic process undertaken during the preparation of local development framework (LDF) documents that ensures they make an effective contribution to the pursuit of 'sustainable development'. The LDF is made up of a series of development plan documents (DPDs) and supplementary planning documents (SPDs) and will guide future development in Christchurch and East Dorset.
- Current planning policy consultations
As part of Christchurch and East Dorset councils' Local Plans (formally the Local Development Framework), we are committed to effective consultation that is accessible to all sectors of the community.
- East Dorset Annual Monitoring Report
The East Dorset Annual Monitoring Report reviews actual progress of Local Development Document (LDD) preparation against the timetable and milestones set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS).
- Evidence Base Studies (Research)
Christchurch and East Dorset councils are undertaking a number of studies in order to better understand the potential impacts of our Local Plans (Formally Local Development Frameworks).
- East Dorset Local Development Scheme
The East Dorset Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the development plan documents that will form the East Dorset Local Plan (formally the Local Development Framework).
- Dorset Heathland Joint Development Plan Document
Local Planning Authorities in south east Dorset are working towards a long term strategy to protect designated heathlands by managing the pressures of development through the production of a Joint Development Plan Document (DPD).
- Five year housing land supply - East Dorset
All councils are required to identify and maintain a rolling five year supply of deliverable land for housing in their areas. This document identifies specific sites which East Dorset District Council consider will contribute to the delivery of the five year housing land supply as of 1 April 2008.
- Christchurch and East Dorset Affordable Housing Development Plan Document (DPD)
- South East Dorset Transport Contributions Scheme
The South East Dorset Transport Contributions Scheme Supplementary Planning Document provides guidance on the financial contributions that will be sought from developers. It is used towards alleviating the additional pressures new development has on the area's transport network up to 2014.
- Christchurch and East Dorset Community Infrastructure Levy
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new levy which local authorities can choose to use as a charge on new developments in their area. The money raised can be used to support development by funding infrastructure which is needed and wanted by the council and by the local community.
Local Plan or conservation matters (East Dorset)
Tel: 01202 886201
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Community & Planning Policy Manager
Name: Simon Trueick
Tel: 01202 495038 Ext. 5038
Fax: 01202 495108
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