Decision details

Boscombe & Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To assess content and progress referendum based on inspector findings if found to be acceptable.


RECOMMENDED that Council:-

(a)           Consider and accept the modifications to the Boscombe & Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan recommended in the Examiner’s Report 16 July 2019, attached as Appendix 2 to the report;

(b)           Agree with the Examiner’s recommendation that the Boscombe & Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan as modified meets Basic Conditions;

(c)           Agree that the Neighbourhood Plan as modified, attached as Appendix 4, can proceed to Referendum, and publish this decision through issuing the Decision Statement;

(d)           Agree with the Examiner’s recommendation that the area for referendum will be the designated Boscombe & Pokesdown Neighbourhood area, as shown in the Plan at Appendix 1 (the combined area of Boscombe East & Pokesdown and Boscombe West wards)

(e)           As competent authority under the Habitats Regulations, agree to adopt the Habitats Regulations Assessment of the Boscombe &

Pokesdown Neighbourhood Plan, attached as Appendix 5 to the report; and

(f)            Delegate authority to the Director of Growth and Infrastructure in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning to agree further minor changes to the Plan.

Voting: Unanimous


In line with the Council’s obligations under the Localism Act to facilitate the production and adoption of Neighbourhood Plans and its duties as competent authority under the Habitats Regulations.


Report author: Julian McLaughlin

Publication date: 13/09/2019

Date of decision: 11/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Cabinet

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