Joint Working with Other Councils
- habitat regulations give very strict protection
- as the competent authority, we need to have certainty that impacts are resolved
- there is flexibility in how impacts are resolved - solutions must be carefully tailored to local circumstance
- monitoring is essential to provide early warning and be integrated with mitigation
Monitoring results are fed back to Natural England and planners and inform the Habitat Regulations Assessment work. Results suggest:
- housing levels have increased since 2007 but with some tail off in recent years
- bird numbers have fluctuated but mostly stayed stable (exception Dartford warblers)
- fire incidence has dropped
- visitor numbers seem to be increasing significantly on the green space sites that are monitored but not significantly so for heaths
Future monitoring needs to cover new green spaces provided as mitigation, such as Holme Lane, to provide early warning of any problems and ensure its working as intended.
Gypsy and Traveller Development Plan
Dorset councils, including Bournemouth and Poole, are now working together to prepare a Dorset-wide Gypsy and Traveller (including Travelling Showpeople) Joint Development Plan Document.
Joint Working Group for Crossways and Moreton
Dorset County Council, Purbeck District Council and West Dorset District Council have established a Joint Working Group for Crossways and Moreton to allow discussion around cross-boundary planning issues in the Crossways/Moreton area.
The main purpose of the Working Group is to provide a forum for joint working, liaison and information sharing between local authorities and parish councils, and the Working Group does not have any decision making powers. View the terms of reference for the Joint working group.
You can read notes of the Joint Working Group meetings by clicking on the links in the table below. Please note that the meeting notes are prepared by officers as a summary of discussions at the meeting. The notes of each meeting are to be considered and confirmed at the next meeting of the Joint Working Group.
You can view presentation slides from the Joint Working Group meeting on 21 March 2017 by clicking on the links in the table below.