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East Dorset local planning policy

Find out more about the Local Development Framework and the East Dorset District Council Local Plan.

  • East Dorset District Council Logo East Dorset District Council Local Development Framework

    The Government has introduced major changes to the planning system with the introduction of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. Greater community involvement in the preparation of planning policy and the consideration of major planning applications is a central aspect of the new system.

  • East Dorset District Council Local Plan 2002

    The East Dorset Local Plan was adopted in 2002 and provided the planning policy framework for the district to 2011. Following the adoption of the 'Christchurch and East Dorset Local Plan Part 1 - Core Strategy (April 2014), a significant number of policies contained in the 2002 Local Plan have been superseded.

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