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What is planning policy in Purbeck?

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The council's timetable for preparing the local plan, how you can get involved and how to contact the planning policy team

The planning policy team prepares plans that guide the location of future development, such as housing and employment. These plans collectively are referred to as the Purbeck District Local Plan. The Local Plan helps to deliver the council's vision of 'thriving communities in balance with the natural environment'. The council prepares plans by gathering evidence, identifying any issues and options, and through consultation allocates preferred sites and policies for future development.  

The focus of the team's work is in preparing the Purbeck District Local Plan which is made up of a series of plans, some of which are current (adopted) and some are emerging.

These plans are then used by the council's development management team to determine planning applications. Further information is set out in the Local Development Scheme and the Statement of Community Involvement.

Local Development Scheme

We set out our timetable for preparing planning policy documents in the Local Development Scheme (pdf, 172kb) (opens in a new window). This includes dates for public consultation. The latest version was adopted by council in February 2018. You can find out how the council is doing in meeting the timetable on the monitoring page.

Statement of Community Involvement

The  Statement of Community Involvement (pdf, 426kb) (opens in a new window) sets out how and when organisations and individuals can get involved in the preparation of planning policy documents for Purbeck and in consideration of planning applications in Purbeck. It was adopted in March 2013.

Keep up to date with planning policy consultations

To be kept informed of upcoming consultations please join our database

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Alternatively email the planning policy team or send your name, address, telephone number and areas of interest by post we will add you to our database.

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