Borough of Poole proposes new Community Infrastructure Levy charges soon to come into effect

Borough of Poole: Following examination by the Planning Inspectorate the Borough of Poole have now published their latest Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) draft charging schedule which they propose to replace their current schedule. Community Infrastructure Levy is a locally set charge which can be applied to development to help fund infrastructure […]

Approved: change of use to 6-bedroom HMO in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Borough Council: Pure Town Planning have recently secured planning permission for  conversion of a dwelling to a 6 bedroom HMO (house in multiple occupancy) in Kinsbourne Avenue, Bournemouth. The application site is well located to neighbouring district centres of Moordown and Wallisdown, providing both retail and community facilities for […]

Swanage Local Plan adopted in Purbeck District

Purbeck District Council: Purbeck District Council have now adopted the Swanage Local Plan (2017) after an independent Inspector found the document to be sound. As a result, the document becomes part of the Development Plan and planning applications must be determined in accordance with the relevant policy unless material considerations […]

Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset councils consult on local plan review

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council: Despite only adopting their Joint Local Plan in October 2015, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council have begun reviewing their adopted local plan. The main purpose of the early review (which was ordered by the Inspector […]

Christchurch and East Dorset Councils begin charging CIL in January 2017

Christchurch Borough Council and East Dorset District Council: The final few authorities are getting their acts together and adopting the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). These two Council’s recently adopted their CIL charging schedule and have announced that charging will commence on 03 January 2017. This means that CIL will be applied […]

Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset Councils issue a call for sites

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council: West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council are already reviewing their recently adopted Joint Local Plan – plans take so long to produce that Council’s begin working on the next pretty much as soon as the last […]

Weymouth and Portland and West Dorset to begin charging CIL

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council: Our eagle eyed followers  may remember back in September 2015 we advised that the Joint Core Strategy of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council was to be adopted on 22 October 2015. At the time of […]

Government Inspector gives go ahead for North Dorset new planning policies

North Dorset District Council: The Inspector’s report on the examination of the North Dorset Local Plan Part 1 was received by the Council just before Christmas. As is now customary at this stage it is largely a formality confirming that subject to previously agreed modifications the Inspector is satisfied that the plan is sound. […]

Bournemouth Borough Council to begin charging Community Infrastructure Levy

Bournemouth Borough Council: The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is coming to development in Bournemouth very soon! We are expecting that Bournemouth Borough Council will begin charging on developments which gain planning permission on or after 01 March 2016 – just four months away. Whilst this is unlikely to capture applications […]

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