Environmental group fighting planning decision in Oxfordshire says it's expecting go national with campaign. Is Dorset Council in the same position as South Oxfordshire District Council in that the Minister might decide to over-ride any local decision on DOR 13 (or other development sites in the Local Plan) and force it through regardless ? Read … Continue reading Activists take Robert Jenrick to court to halt green belt house building
It’s a crisp morning, and an enthusiastic bunch of Under-10s footballers run out onto the pitch. They’re in full kit – red and black stripes, black shorts and red and black socks, the colours of Saffron Walden Community FC in North Essex. But these ultra-keen youngsters have no fixture this pre-lockdown weekend. They’re not allowed … Continue reading Inside report: how all-powerful housebuilders like Persimmon have created a national housing crisis
Planning affects us all. The Council’s planning policies are set out in Local Plans which are the legal starting point in determining planning applications. Public and stakeholder engagement is an important part of the plan making process. Involving residents, businesses, organisations, experts, infrastructure providers and town and parish councils allows local knowledge and expertise to be gathered … Continue reading Dorset Council Local Plan Consultation – we need your views.
The hedgerow on the skyline is the site of a Bronze Age cemetery. People have lived, farmed and died here for thousands of years. Thank you, Alistair,As a resident of Frome Whitfield, I am obviously biased in my answer to your question, and while trying not to be a NIMBY, the main reasons in order … Continue reading Against DOR 13: Letter from a Frome Whitfield resident
To save this area of countryside we need as many people as possible to write in. You can respond to the survey here or you can write your own letter and email it to email@example.com or post it to: Dorset Local Plan Consultation, Council Offices, South Walks House, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ. We have written some … Continue reading Dorset Council’s Local Plan consultation is now open!
59 View Road Calistoga, California 94515 USA January 13,2021 Local Plan Consultation, Dorset Council, South Walks House, Dorchester DT1 1UZ RE: Proposed North Dorchester Development - DOR13 Dear Sir, I entreat you not to proceed with the proposed North Dorchester Development. Your countryside is a precious heritage; once squandered, it will not return. Even more … Continue reading Letter from the USA – RE: Proposed North Dorchester Development – DOR13
Dear Sirs,I write on behalf of Thomas Hardy Society, which is an international literary society with over one thousand members, dedicated to the promotion of the works of Thomas Hardy, and the preservation of the countryside, which features so prominently in Hardy’s novels and poems. I write to object in the strongest possible terms to … Continue reading Letter from the Thomas Hardy Society
“The building of 4,000 houses to the north of Dorchester would ruin acres of beautiful West Dorset countryside and irreversibly change the character of our historic county town. A mass development of thousands of houses is completely unnecessary at a time when our small villages need modest, sustainable house building, particularly to provide for local … Continue reading Statement from Chris Loder MP | West Dorset
A statement from Cllr. Richard Biggs, Mayor of Dorchester, on “DOR 13”, the proposed north Dorchester site for 4000 houses in the Local Plan. "The Town Council have re-iterated their fundamental opposition to Policy DOR 13 and will be engaging professional expertise to develop a robust objection. A plan to build houses there in the … Continue reading We must defend Dorchester’s green lung
Cabinet, 8 December 2020
Public Questions and Statements
Full Council, 10 December 2020