Planning for the Future, today!

Boscombe & Pokesdown are changing all the time, if we had a Local Neighbourhood Plan it would help future developers and land owners have a better understanding of what people locally considered acceptable development. If you live or work in the area, you can help shape its future and influence the fabric of your community.

Our Constitutional Aims

  • Improve social, economic and environmental conditions in the area, particularly through the preparation and implementation of a Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Produce a Neighbourhood Plan to further the social, economic, and environmental wellbeing of the area.
  • Improve the neighbourhood area as an attractive, enjoyable and safe place for residents, workers and visitors of all ages.
  • Encourage and promote civic pride, positive perceptions, goodwill, involvement and cohesion in our diverse community.
  • Celebrate and support the cultural diversity of the area and promote an inclusive community.
  • To protect, preserve and promote the history and heritage of the area.
  • To encourage and promote the area as a place of tourism, business, commerce and creativity.
  • To provide the necessary social infrastructure and community facilities for the area.
  • To promote a positive image of Boscombe.
  • To encourage more families into the area and provide a family friendly environment.
  • To promote the health and wellbeing of all residents of the area.
  • To promote environmental improvement and conservation by educating, encouraging and assisting the local population in environmental practice, working in partnership with similar groups and organisations.

Bournemouth  Borough Council approved our application to designate Boscombe and Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan Forum and Neighbourhood Area, enabling us to prepare a neighbourhood plan for our area in accordance with the Localism Act 2011. It is the first such designation in Bournemouth.

What is a Plan?

A neighbourhood development plan establishes general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood, like:

  • where new homes and offices should be built
  • what they should look like

The plan can be detailed or general, depending what local people want.

Neighbourhood plans allow local people to get the right type of development for their community, but the plans must still meet the needs of the wider area. In most cases we expect this will mean that neighbourhood plans will have to take into account the local council’s assessment of housing and other development needs in the area.

Watch this video from MyCommunity to learn more

Neighbourhood Plan Area