The new strategic plan for minerals development in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.
The Minerals Strategy is a plan setting out the vision, objectives and policies for meeting Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole's mineral needs. It sets out the strategy for quarrying stone, sand and gravel, ball clay and other minerals within the county, taking into account the need to meet requirements in a sustainable manner. The plan contains the policies and criteria used for considering planning applications for mineral developments.
The Minerals Strategy was adopted by Dorset County Council, Bournemouth Borough Council and Borough of Poole on 6 May 2014.
The adopted Minerals Strategy is available to view, in two parts:
The Minerals Strategy was adopted following an examination into its soundness. The Inspector's Report (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window) is available to view.
Additionally, the Sustainability Appraisal Report (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window) is available to view. The supporting evidence prepared for the Minerals Strategy is available in the examination library.
Hard copies of the adopted Bournemouth, Dorset & Poole Minerals Strategy can be purchased for £20 (plus £3 postage and packaging) by contacting the Environment - Business Support Team.
For further information, please contact the Minerals and Waste Planning Policy Team.
Preparing the Minerals Strategy
Preparing the Minerals Strategy involved a number of stages.
Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Minerals Core Strategy (Local Plan) - Examination in Public.
The Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Minerals Core Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State in January 2013 for independent Examination.
Minerals Strategy - Examination Library
The full list of submission and supporting documents that were submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for the Examination in Public of the Minerals Strategy can be viewed here.