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Joint planning policy work

We work with local district and borough councils on some joint and cross boundary policy issues and plans.

The Localism Act 2011 introduced a 'Duty to Cooperate'. This makes sure that we have regard to strategic and cross-boundary issues.

Planning Policy Team

The County, Minerals & Waste Team of Dorset County Council works with the districts and boroughs on policy issues.

Past work has included the development of policies:

We also work with other authorities in Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth. This helps to gather evidence to support policies in the Local Development Frameworks and Local Plans.  

Past work includes:

Joint Working

Sometimes districts come together to work on a particular topic. An example of this is the Joint Retail Study. It involved Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset and Purbeck Councils.

Sometimes we will work with one partner on a particular study. An example of this is the The Growth Potential of Gillingham. This was work between Dorset County Council and North Dorset District Council.

For further information please contact us.

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