Weymouth and Portland Local Development Framework
The Weymouth and Portland Local Plan 2005 was, until 2011, being gradually replaced by the Local Development Framework (LDF). The replacement to the existing Adopted Weymouth and Portland Local Plan is now being taken forward through a joint Local Plan covering both Weymouth & Portland and West Dorset.
When adopted, the joint Local Plan will replace the two councils existing adopted Local Plans. Work done so far on the two Local Development Frameworks, including the research and consultation results, will inform the preparation of the new plan. Work on advancing the Core Strategy and Town Centre Area Action plan have now ceased and will instead be taken forward through the Local Plan.
- New Local Plan for Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset
Members of Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council have decided the best way forward for the preparation of local planning policy is through the production of a new joint Local Plan. This plan will set the strategic context for development across both areas, and will deal with a range of policies and sites in detail. Pre-submission consultation will commence in June 2012 before submission and examination in 2013.
- Weymouth and Portland Core Strategy
In light of the decision to prepare a replacement joint Local Plan; work has now ceased on preparing a Core Strategy for Weymouth and Portland.
- Weymouth & Portland Annual Monitoring Report
Monitoring is a requirement of the planning system. In particular councils are required to report at least yearly on progress in producing planning policy documents against the targets set out in the Local Development Scheme, and on the performance of current Development Plan Policies.
- Weymouth Town Centre Flood Defence Contributions Policy
The Interim Flood Defence Contributions Policy is a planning document which will assist the Borough Council in collecting financial contributions from new development towards large scale flood defence schemes in Weymouth Town Centre.
- Weymouth and Portland Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
The Statement of Community Involvement informs how and when the community and other bodies will be consulted at different stages in the preparation of Local Development Plan Documents, and how the results arising from the consultation exercises will be taken into account in plan preparation. The statement also details the Borough Council's policy for consultation on major planning applications.
Name: Strategic Planning (Weymouth & Portland)
Tel: 01305 838214
Fax: 01305 750531
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