Portland Plan Background

The Portland Plan – Background

The Portland Plan, from the distance. (photo: Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center.)

Several working groups have already started working on capturing the evidence based information and holding public events that have begun to create the early stages of the Portland Plan.

We will need to establish more working parties of keen and willing local volunteers to assist us in collating this data and helping us to properly consult with all strands of our community and its interested parties or specialist interest groups.

The really important thing is that we are able to involve a significant number of residents and businesses in the Plan.

Portland Plan Themes

The plan will be split up into seven themes. Click each title to read a summary. Further information will be added over time to the Updates part of the site.

What’s happened so far?

  • Late 2010-Mid 2011

    Series of Future Portland Public Meetings to identify desire for a more planned future.

  • Mid 2011- Mid 2012

    As part of the Local Plan Lobby for a Neighbourhood Plan for Portland.

  • Mid 2012

    Portland Town Council agree to develop a Neighbourhood Plan.

  • Early 2013

    Initial Consultations Occur and outline themes established.
    Related Doc:
    Summary of  Consultation 2013

  • Late 2013

    Approval of the Plan area agreed by the Planning Authority.

  • Jan 2014 – Apr 2014

    Compilation of Evidence Base Report.
    Related Doc:
    Evidence Report 2014

  • June 2014 – Sept 2014

    Community and Business Consultations.

  • Oct 2014

    High Level Analysis Produced and Circulated.
    Related Doc:
    High Level Analysis

  • Late 2014

    Additional consultations.

  • Early 2015

    Review of Consultation work
    Related Doc:
    Topic Area and High Level Aims

  • Early 2015

    Business and Employment identified as a major development theme.

  • March 2015 to Jan 2016
  • Autumn 2015

    Revised Housing Land Holding Assessment conducted to update Local Plan Housing Supply.
    Related Doc:
    Maps of sites for potential development and areas subject to specific policies

  • Dec 2015 – March 2016

    Town Council confirms Aims and Objectives for Neighbourhood Plan now including Economic Vision objectives.
    Related Doc:
    Summary of High Level Aims and Objectives

  • April – May 2016

    Council develops draft policy framework.
    Related Doc:
    Draft policies and further evidence requirements

  • Mid 2016

    Strategic Environmental Assessment Scoping Report produced by AECom.
    Related Doc:
    SEA Scoping Report

  • Late 2016

    Local Planning Authority releases details of draft Local Plan Review consultation proposals.

  • Late 2016

    Heritage and Character Study Report commissioned.

  • Jan 2017

    Workshop held to look at Housing, Employment Land and Green Spaces.
    Related Doc:
    Workshop Briefing Document

  • Jan 2017

    Commencement of Learning and Living Consultation led by Dorset County Council look at the future use of Public Land and Buildings on Portland.

  • Early 2017

    Commencement of Local Plan Review Consultation.

  • Early 2017

    Collation of Information and drafting of Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Mid 2017

    A draft Neighbourhood Plan will be consulted upon and any required changes will be made.

  • Mid 2017 - Early 2018

    Submission to Local Authority and Independent Examination.
  • Mid 2018

    Referendum.