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Christchurch Borough and East Dorset District Monitoring Reports

The Monitoring Report charts progress with Local Plan document preparation, report any activity relating to the duty to cooperate and show how the implementation of policies contained in the Local Plan are progressing.

Monitoring requirements

Regulation 34 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 sets out what information the reports should contain.

The 2011 Localism Act introduced changes to how authorities monitor delivery of their local plans. The Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 introduced the legal requirement for local authorities to produce an Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) every year. (Source: Town & Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004).

However, the Localism Act 2011 (which received Royal Assent in November 2011) relaxed the requirements placed on Local Authorities for producing AMR's. Changes included the removal of mandatory reporting on Core Output Indicators and the removal of the mandatory submission deadline of 31 December each year. Each authority still has to prepare a monitoring report, but it is up to them when and how this is done. Reports are referred to as Authorities' Monitoring Reports as opposed to Annual Monitoring Reports.

Monitoring reports available

The table below shows the monitoring reports that have therefore been prepared in order to:

  • review preparation of our Local Plan documents against the timetable set out in the Christchurch and East Dorset Local Development Scheme (LDS); and

  • assess whether Core Strategy policies and saved site specific former Local Plan policies) are being achieved/implemented.

The reports listed below cover both Christchurch and East Dorset, and follow on from the separate Annual Monitoring Reports produced by East Dorset District Council and Christchurch Borough Council. Those reports, last published in March 2013, included monitoring data from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 and considered policy delivery and implementation against the respective adopted Local Plans (the East Dorset Local Plan adopted 2002 and the Christchurch Borough Local Plan adopted 2001).

The monitoring pages published on these web pages, generally cover the five monitoring years from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017. In some cases data is still being collated. This data will be published as soon as it is available.

The plan period for the former Local Plans has now ended. The current monitoring reports listed below provide monitoring data to show delivery and implementation of the joint Christchurch and East Dorset Local Plan (Part 1 - Core Strategy) adopted April 2014 and saved site specific former Local Plan policies.

monitoring report

 

scope/description

period covered

date updated

1. Progress Report - Local Plan Document Preparation and Duty to Cooperate

  • considers the progress of preparation of Local plan documents and Supplementary Planning Guidance documents (SPD) against the programme set out in the joint (Christchurch and East Dorset Councils) Local Development Scheme (version 2 July 2016)
  • details and actions the authorities' undertook to fulfil the requirements of the Duty to Cooperate

1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017

November 2017

2. Housing Delivery

  • housing completions
  • 5 year supply and housing trajectory (whether the Councils have enough housing sites to meet its housing targets for the next 5 years),
  • housing delivery in Christchurch urban extension and new neighbourhoods
  • housing densities and design
  • market and affordable housing completions by bedroom number
  • affordable housing -green field/brown field completions
  • affordable housing completions by tenure
  • housing and accommodation for elderly and vulnerable people
  • delivery of pitches for Gypsies and Travellers

1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017

November 2017

3. Employment

  • completions (hectares and floorspace)
  • employment land availability
  • progress on employment site allocations
  • Bournemouth Airport and its business parks
  • employment in rural areas

1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017

November 2017

 

4. Retail and Town Centres

  • vitality of town centres
  • retail completions in town centres

1 April 2015 to 31 March 2017

November 2017

5. Historic Environment

  • listed buildings and conservation areas

1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017

November 2017

6. Natural Environment

  • changes in areas of biodiversity importance
  • progress on Suitable alternative natural green space (SANGS)

1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017

November 2017

7. Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy

  • monitoring data on carbon emissions, water and energy efficiency is not currently available. We will review these indicators in the light of evolving national standards.
  • provision of decentralised and low carbon energy

1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017

November 2017

8. Flood Management and Mitigation

  • planning permissions granted contrary to Environment Agency (EA) advice
  • number of planning permissions granted in flood risk zones 3a and 2

1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

November 2016

9. Transport

  • delivery of transport strategy and prime transport corridors
  • strategic transport improvements

1 April 2012 to 31 March 2017

November 2017

10. Infrastructure

  • Section 106 contributions received and spent
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

1 April 2012 to 31 March 2016

October 2016

11. Site Specific Policies

  • Local Plan Part 1 policies
  • Christchurch Local Plan saved policies
  • East Dorset Local Plan saved policies

1 April 2012 to 31 March 2016

October 2016

12. Open space and recreation

to follow

not yet available

not yet available

13. Community facilities and services

to follow

 

not yet available

not yet available

Note: Tourism

The Christchurch and East Dorset Strategy Monitoring Framework submitted to the Core Strategy public examination in 2013 (document ref SD30) says we will monitor losses and gains of visitor attractions and tourism accommodation. However policy PC6 does not protect against losses of visitor accommodation and has no measurable quantification regarding tourism attractions, so we will not be monitoring tourism issues.

not being monitored

not being monitored

 

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