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The Dorset Heathlands Development Plan

The Dorset Heaths are a vital part of the natural environment of south east Dorset contributing to the area’s special qualities. The Borough of Poole, Bournemouth Borough, Christchurch Borough, East Dorset and Purbeck District Councils have agreed to develop a long term strategy for the protection of designated heathlands through the production of a joint Development Plan Document (DPD). This allows for more detailed consideration of mechanisms and measures that may contribute to the appropriate and necessary mitigation of residential development proposed to 2026.

The timetable for the The Dorset Heathlands DPD is set out below:

  • Issues and Options – 17th September 2007 to 29th October 2007 – Consultation on a range of issues, responses will be used to inform the Preferred Options.
  • Preferred Options – February 2013 – Consultation on Preferred Options.
  • Pre-submission Consultation - Summer 2013. 
  • Submission Document – Autumn 2013 – Dorset Heathland Development Plan Document submitted to Secretary of State
  • Public Examination – Early 2014
  • Adoption – April 2014

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