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Core Strategy Pre-Submission - Background Papers

Background papers have been prepared to inform the development of the Core Strategy Pre-Submission document.

The background papers set out the process of how draft policy within the Christchurch and East Dorset Core Strategy have been developed following the Options for Consideration consultation between October 2010 - January 2011.  They have involved consideration of the following:

  • National and local policy
  • Core Strategy 'Options for Consideration' consultation and ongoing engagement
  • Sustainability Appraisal, Habitats Regulations Assessment, Health Impact Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment
  • The Local Development Framework Evidence Base
  • Infrastructure delivery and viability

The papers are divided by the main chapter heading as they appear in the Core Strategy Pre-Submission document:

  1. Vision and Strategic Objectives Background Paper February 2012
  2. The Key Strategy Background Paper February 2012
  3. Christchurch and Highcliffe Centres Background Paper February 2012
  4. Christchurch Urban Extension Background Paper February 2012
  5. Bournemouth Airport and Business Park Background Paper February 2012
  6. Wimborne and Colehill Proposals Background Paper February 2012
  7. Corfe Mullen Proposals Background Paper February 2012
  8. Ferndown and West Parley Proposals Background Paper February 2012
  9. Verwood and West Moors Proposals Background Paper February 2012
  10. Managing the Natural Environment Background Paper February 2012
  11. Creating High Quality and Distinctive Environments Background Paper February 2012
  12. Meeting Local Needs Background Paper February 2012
  13. Creating Prosperous Communities Background Paper February 2012
  14. Transport and Accessibility Background Paper February 2012

Evidence Studies

In addition to the background papers, Christchurch and East Dorset Councils have undertaken a number of evidence studies in order to better understand the potential impacts of our Local Plans (formally Local Development Frameworks), which includes the Core Strategy document.

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