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 … Continue reading Just another “Public comment”?
Historical discoveries could be at risk if government does not put archaeology at the heart of its new planning reforms, experts have warned. Archaeologists, academics and professional bodies have launched a campaign to ensure their work with developers remains a legal requirement. Read the BBC article
Good people and supporters of STAND Many thanks to all of you who wrote to Dorset Council (DC) expressing your objections to the DOR 13 proposal in the draft Dorset Local Plan. For this flawed consultation, multiple reports were missing and, as yet, we don’t know when these will be available for public consultation. Read … Continue reading Update on STAND campaign, 26 May 2021
By May 2022, as a member of Dorset Council, you will be called on to vote on the publication version of the Local Plan, a plan that will profoundly impact the distinctive landscape, wildlife and heritage of Dorset and the lives of the people who live here for generations to come. Read the letter
Ros Coward Developers use this laden word when they want to obliterate wildlife and its habitats, to demonise anyone who objects. Read the article here
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Stinsford Parish Council March 2021 This document constitutes Stinsford Parish Council’s response to the Dorset Council Local Plan Options consultation. Whilst considering the wider plan and consultation process it focusses more specifically on Dorchester and policy DOR13: Land north of Dorchester as the majority of this site lies within the Parish of Stinsford... READ THE … Continue reading Response to Dorset Council Local Plan Options
Linda Poulsen’s paper focusses on one particular reason why DOR 13 is the wrong site for development
The Dorchester Civic Society, Dorchester Town Council and Local plan consultation responses documentation.
Dear Sir/Madam, In ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’ Thomas Hardy describes Dorchester as ‘compact as a box of dominoes. It had no suburbs in the ordinary sense. Country and town met at a mathematical line’. I am writing to you to protest most profusely at the proposed development for the North of Dorchester spanning land from … Continue reading Proposed North of Dorchester Development