Decision details

Dorset Council Local Plan and Local Development Scheme

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




1.  That Dorset Council progress with a Dorset Council Local Plan in line with the high-level project plan set out in the draft Local Development Scheme (Appendix 1 of the report) with the aim of adopting the plan by April 2023.


2. That the separate local plan reviews currently under way in the Dorset Council area, with the exception of the Purbeck plan which has reached examination, do not continue, but that all existing work carried out on these reviews be used where possible to shape the new Dorset Council Local Plan.


 3. That the draft Local Development Scheme (Appendix 1 to the report) be approved as Dorset Council’s current programme for plan preparation.


4. That the Council retains its commitment to cooperation with neighbouring councils on strategic planning matters, as expressed in the Statement of Common Ground approved by the predecessor councils.


Reason for Decisions


To ensure that work on the preparation of a new Dorset Council Local Plan could be progressed to enable adoption by April 2023.

Report author: John Sellgren

Publication date: 26/07/2019

Date of decision: 25/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 25/06/2019 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

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