On Thursday 15th July STAND submitted its Petition against the development of the DOR 13 site, with over 5000 signatures, to Dorset Council. We were hoping this would trigger a full debate in Dorset Council on this particular site.

However the Council decided to treat our Petition as another Public Comment on the Local Plan and will consider it, along with other Public Comments, when they debate the next version of the Local Plan in April 2022!

This is very disappointing as the Local Plan is clearly a strategic document which affects the whole county for the next 17 years, and should not be treated as an everyday planning application.