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Evidence Base Studies (Research)

Christchurch and East Dorset councils are undertaking a number of studies in order to better understand the potential impacts of our Local Plans (Formally Local Development Frameworks).

These studies provide credible and robust evidence with which to inform documents and policies produced for the Local Plans.

  • Population and Household Projections - Christchurch and East Dorset

    Population and Household Projections have been undertaken across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole based on the 2011 census.

  • Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment - Christchurch

    A Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) is a technical study which assesses the theoretical potential of sites in the borough to accommodate future housing development. All local planning authorities are required to conduct a SHLAA under national policy.

  • Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment - East Dorset

    A Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) is a technical study of the theoretical potential of sites in the district for future housing development.

  • Affordable Housing Viability Study - East Dorset

    A study has been undertaken for East Dorset to assess the provision of affordable housing and residential economic viability in the district.

  • East Dorset Housing Options Masterplan Reports

    Masterplan reports have been produced as part of the evidence to support development of Core Strategy draft policies and specifically the housing options proposed in East Dorset. They help to explain why certain areas have and have not been put forward as draft policies for new neighbourhoods.

  • Update and Review of the Strategic Housing Market Assessment

    In 2011 the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Strategic Housing Group appointed Justin Gardner Consulting to undertake an update and review of the 2008 Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) for the Bournemouth/Poole and Dorchester/Weymouth Housing Market Areas (HMAs).

  • Christchurch and East Dorset Employment Land Review

    The employment land review process determines the necessary quantity, location and type of employment land and premises necessary to meet the requirements of business over the plan period (2006 - 2026).

  • Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Workspace Strategy

    The local authorities of Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole in association with the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership have prepared a revised Workspace Strategy for the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership area which includes the Eastern and Western Dorset Housing Market Areas.

  • Joint Retail Study

    The Joint Retail Study provides an assessment of the future needs for additional retail facilities within the local authority areas of Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset and Purbeck councils up to 2026.

  • Retail Study for Corfe Mullen and West Parley

    A study has been carried out for East Dorset to analyse the potential for new retail floorspace in the settlements of Corfe Mullen and West Parley.

  • Local Transport Plan 3

    Local Transport Plans (LTPs) are statutory documents which set the strategy for the management, maintenance and development of the area's transport system.

  • North and North East Dorset Transport Study

    A study of the transport impacts has been undertaken for North Dorset District Council and the northern area of East Dorset District Council. The report provides evidence to support the emerging Christchurch and East Dorset Core Strategy.

  • Wimborne Minster Transport Model

    As part of the analysis of the proposals emerging in the Christchurch and East Dorset Core Strategy, a study has been undertaken of the impacts on transport around Wimborne Minster and Colehill.

  • East Dorset Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (Level 1)

    East Dorset District Council commissioned a Level 1 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) in partnership with other adjoining authorities. The study meets the requirements of Planning Policy Statement 25 (PPS25).

  • Joint Retail Study - Christchurch and East Dorset update

    The study update is a shared evidence base, the main purpose of which is to inform retail floorspace requirements across the borough and district to 2031.

  • sfra image Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (Level 2) - Christchurch

    Every local planning authority in England is required to conduct a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) to assess flood risk now and in the future, taking into account the effects of climate change. The Government requires that local planning policies use the results of the SFRA to direct development away from areas at greatest risk of flooding. The SFRA adopts the precautionary approach and illustrates a theoretical 'worst case scenario' to plan for.

  • Parley Cross Potential Junction Improvements Study

    This study summarises the work that has been completed to examine the benefits of introducing a link road through the proposed new neighbourhoods in West Parley, and the subsequent improvements resulting from the removal of turning traffic from the Parley Cross junction itself.

  • Open Space, Sport and Recreation Assessment - Christchurch and East Dorset

    Christchurch and East Dorset councils commissioned an open space, sport and recreation assessment. It determines the current standard and extent of provision of open space, sport and recreation facilities within the two authority areas. The results will help inform future planning policy.

  • The Bournemouth Airport Ecological Study to Support Appropriate Assessment

    The Bournemouth Airport Ecological Study assessed potential ecological impacts and mitigation options associated with the expansion of Bournemouth Airport & Business Park for the Core Strategy Issues and Options (2008).

  • Landscape Sensitivity to Wind and Solar Energy Development in Christchurch and East Dorset

    A study has been prepared to help assess the potential effect of onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy developments on landscape character in Christchurch and East Dorset.

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