Activists take Robert Jenrick to court to halt green belt house building

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

Inside report: how all-powerful housebuilders like Persimmon have created a national housing crisis

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

Dorset Council Local Plan Consultation – we need your views.

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.

Dorset Council’s Local Plan consultation is now open!

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 planningpolicy@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk 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!

Letter from the USA – RE: Proposed North Dorchester Development – DOR13

Stand - Campaigning to save the area north of Dorchester – South of Frome Whitfield Lane

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

Statement from Chris Loder MP | West Dorset

“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

We must defend Dorchester’s green lung

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