Approved: variation of condition to allow Abbots Court in Winterborne Kingston to hold 50 weddings a year

Dorset Council: Matt Annen, has recently secured consent to vary conditions attached to a previous planning consent (which Pure Town Planning also secured) to enable an increase in the number of weddings per year at Abbots Court in Winterborne Kingston to take it from 30 to 50 weddings per year. The […]

Planning Policy Update: BCP new Parking Standards SPD adopted

BCP Council: Darryl Howells can report that late last night (5th January 2021), the Full Council resolved to adopt the new Parking Standards SPD, that we previously reported 3 weeks ago. The adoption of the new SPD supersedes the Council’s previous documents namely Poole’s Parking & Highway Layout in Development […]

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 […]

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 […]

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