15-year plan outlining vision for Bournemouth Airport and housing in East Dorset is approved

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A PLAN laying out the future for Christchurch and East Dorset over the next 15 years has been approved.

The Christchurch and East Dorset Core Strategy, the councils’ main planning document for the next 15 years, is sound and can be adopted, says an inspector.

The document which includes plans for housing at Roeshot Hill, development at Bournemouth Airport and further housing developments in East Dorset, was submitted last year to the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles.

As well as finding the paper sound, the inspector’s report says levels of consultation with residents were ‘appropriate’ and finds ‘there has been a rigorous and controlled approach to defining Green Belt boundaries’.

No further review of housing needs was required and the report also states that targets for affordable housing on greenfield and brownfield sites are justified.

The amount of employment land required has been assessed correctly and the vision and proposals for Bournemouth Airport are justified and effective, it added.

Cllr Margaret Phipps, portfolio holder for the environment at Christchurch said: “This is a really favourable outcome which clearly demonstrates that the councils’ approach of extensive public consultation and involvement, coupled with a significant evidence base, has resulted in a sound plan. This has happened in the face of considerable scrutiny both from objectors to the plan, and from the Inspector.”

Cllr Mike Dyer, lead member for the environment at East Dorset added: “The support from the inspector for our development strategy, in particular for the delivery of housing and employment land, means that the councils can resist any ad hoc development in the Green Belt and protect the character of urban areas.

“This is in stark contrast to several councils in the area who have either had to undertake an immediate review of their Core Strategies, or have been told to withdraw their Core Strategies for further work before going to the examination phase.”

The Core Strategy will now be taken to council meetings on April 22 in Christchurch, and April 28 in East Dorset for formal adoption.

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11:21am Tue 15 Apr 14

boardsandphotos says...

As the headline mentions the Airport I'm doing a sweep stake on which number comment will be:

"..yes but will they get rid of the drop off charge.."

Go.....
As the headline mentions the Airport I'm doing a sweep stake on which number comment will be: "..yes but will they get rid of the drop off charge.." Go..... boardsandphotos
  • Score: 5

11:35am Tue 15 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

I think you'll find everything is just fine as long as they don't plan to increase air traffic and passenger numbers. We don't want those residents who chose to buy a cheap house by the airport being disrupted by anymore planes thank you very much!!
I think you'll find everything is just fine as long as they don't plan to increase air traffic and passenger numbers. We don't want those residents who chose to buy a cheap house by the airport being disrupted by anymore planes thank you very much!! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 1

11:50am Tue 15 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

I wonder if the plan was approved by a local councillor who is on the board of a construction company. Or is that only Christchurch where that happens?
I wonder if the plan was approved by a local councillor who is on the board of a construction company. Or is that only Christchurch where that happens? speedy231278
  • Score: 4

12:23pm Tue 15 Apr 14

High Treason says...

Sell up whilst you can. The area is becoming more of a dump. It will soon be as polluted as London. With the 15-year plan and Bournemouth University's £22m building plans approved the area will be one giant gridlock.
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-dor
set-26988088
Sell up whilst you can. The area is becoming more of a dump. It will soon be as polluted as London. With the 15-year plan and Bournemouth University's £22m building plans approved the area will be one giant gridlock. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-dor set-26988088 High Treason
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12:45pm Tue 15 Apr 14

skydriver says...

speedy231278 wrote:
I wonder if the plan was approved by a local councillor who is on the board of a construction company. Or is that only Christchurch where that happens?
Don't tell me it's Nottage ??? Please
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: I wonder if the plan was approved by a local councillor who is on the board of a construction company. Or is that only Christchurch where that happens?[/p][/quote]Don't tell me it's Nottage ??? Please skydriver
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2:13pm Tue 15 Apr 14

JDH says...

The council officers at the roadshows made it very clear that it did not matter one jot what the public think, we the planners will do what we and our friends the developers want and stuff you.
As the Inspector thinks that the consultation with the public was "appropriate" its nice to know the level of contempt that these people have for local residents
The council officers at the roadshows made it very clear that it did not matter one jot what the public think, we the planners will do what we and our friends the developers want and stuff you. As the Inspector thinks that the consultation with the public was "appropriate" its nice to know the level of contempt that these people have for local residents JDH
  • Score: 7

3:10pm Tue 15 Apr 14

billy bumble says...

JDH wrote:
The council officers at the roadshows made it very clear that it did not matter one jot what the public think, we the planners will do what we and our friends the developers want and stuff you.
As the Inspector thinks that the consultation with the public was "appropriate" its nice to know the level of contempt that these people have for local residents
This is 100% correct

But STILL the pathetic old loonies who "organised" a protest about this stupidly went on with asking people to sign up to the protest and walking around with silly banners - INSTEAD of bowing to the inevitable and trying to squeeze as many concessions as possible from the Council

And no I don't like the Roeshot Hill development either but pressure should have been brought to increase education and medical services
[quote][p][bold]JDH[/bold] wrote: The council officers at the roadshows made it very clear that it did not matter one jot what the public think, we the planners will do what we and our friends the developers want and stuff you. As the Inspector thinks that the consultation with the public was "appropriate" its nice to know the level of contempt that these people have for local residents[/p][/quote]This is 100% correct But STILL the pathetic old loonies who "organised" a protest about this stupidly went on with asking people to sign up to the protest and walking around with silly banners - INSTEAD of bowing to the inevitable and trying to squeeze as many concessions as possible from the Council And no I don't like the Roeshot Hill development either but pressure should have been brought to increase education and medical services billy bumble
  • Score: 2

6:17pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Yankee1 says...

Hurn could expand if airlines like RyanAir and Norwegian expand their North American operations to this area.

Hurn-Boston
Hurn-Halifax
Hurn-Toronto
Hurn-Fort Lauderdale

The scope is enormous. 787s can easily accommodate Hurn, with pre- and post- flight connections with Bournemouth/Southamp
ton/London.
Hurn could expand if airlines like RyanAir and Norwegian expand their North American operations to this area. Hurn-Boston Hurn-Halifax Hurn-Toronto Hurn-Fort Lauderdale The scope is enormous. 787s can easily accommodate Hurn, with pre- and post- flight connections with Bournemouth/Southamp ton/London. Yankee1
  • Score: 5

3:55pm Wed 16 Apr 14

guisselle says...

Planning and future development has to happen.
Planning and future development has to happen. guisselle
  • Score: 2

6:52pm Wed 16 Apr 14

JDH says...

guisselle wrote:
Planning and future development has to happen.
No one has said that planning and future develoment should not happen, it is the level of development and the impact on local comunities that is the problem, The district councils produced detailed plans with out any form of consultation with parish and town councils affected by this, even district councillors who objected to the levels proposed, claim they were kept out of the loop until everything was in place. The district council officers, a select group of councillors and the developers are just riding roughshod over local communities to get their way, and the govenment who when elected promised an end to "top down planning" are helping.
[quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: Planning and future development has to happen.[/p][/quote]No one has said that planning and future develoment should not happen, it is the level of development and the impact on local comunities that is the problem, The district councils produced detailed plans with out any form of consultation with parish and town councils affected by this, even district councillors who objected to the levels proposed, claim they were kept out of the loop until everything was in place. The district council officers, a select group of councillors and the developers are just riding roughshod over local communities to get their way, and the govenment who when elected promised an end to "top down planning" are helping. JDH
  • Score: -2

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