Regional planning policy
The Localism Act received Royal assent on the 15 November 2011. The Act provided the Secretary of State with power to make an order to revoke regional strategies.
Draft Regional Spatial Strategy
The Draft Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for the South West Region never reached the stage of replacing existing Regional Planning Guidance (RPG10), which continues to represent the regional strategy until the Secretary of State uses his power to revoke it. As such RPG10 still forms part of the Development Plan in Dorset although the weight given to it will depend on the presence of more up to date considerations such as the National Planning policy Framework and recently adopted local plans.
The government is now consulting on a number of strategic environmental assessments into the likely impact of revoking the regional strategies.
The following links are retained, for reference purposes:
- South East Dorset Joint Study Area Reports
To assist in the preparation of the Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West, the Regional Assembly commissioned the development of a series of joint study area or sub-regional strategies. One such strategy was for South East Dorset.