The Government’s planning guidance (para 040) states that: “there is no ‘tick box’ list of evidence required for neighbourhood planning. Proportionate, robust evidence should support the choices made and the approach taken. The evidence should be drawn upon to explain succinctly the intention and rationale of the policies in the draft neighbourhood plan…”

The planning policies in the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan are based on robust evidence and analysis of the key issues facing Bridport and surrounding parishes in 2018 as well as an understanding of issues may change in the future.

A robust evidence base underpins the policy choices set out in the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan, ensuring that the plan is backed up by facts and has been informed by the participation of the local community and others with an interest in the area.

Evidence can be:

  • Quantitative;: Statistics, data, facts and figures.
  • Qualitative – Participatory evidence. Community consultation and engagement has been an essential part of developing the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan and the views of our community have been sought throughout the process of developing the neighbourhood plan. Below we set out the evidence base that has been drawn upon in the production of the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2031.”

Community consultation and engagement has been an essential part of developing the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan and the views of our community have been sought throughout the process of developing the neighbourhood plan. Below we set out the evidence base that has been drawn upon in the production of the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2031.

Access & Movement Policies

Centre of Bridport

Climate Change Policies

Community Facilities Policies

Design Policies

Economy & Employment Policies

Heritage

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Housing Policies

Landscape