Campaign group welcomes intervention of West Dorset MP in controversial housing plans

The group opposed to the proposed 3,500 housing development north of Dorchester have welcomed last week’s statement in the House of Commons by Chris Loder, the Member of Parliament for West Dorset. Addressing the house he expressed his opposition to the development and called upon the government to instead encourage growth in the rural economy, … Continue reading Campaign group welcomes intervention of West Dorset MP in controversial housing plans

Dorchester Town Council reconfirm their opposition to the North of Dorchester Garden Community.

Extract from DTC’s Planning and Environment Committee minutes of 6th July 2020 : Urgent Items WDDC Consultation on the Local Plan Preferred Options – Policy DOR15 The Chairman (Cllr. Robin Potter) reminded the Committee of the Town Council’s recommendation to object to the WDDC Local Plan Preferred Options (October 2018) – Policy DOR15 as per … Continue reading Dorchester Town Council reconfirm their opposition to the North of Dorchester Garden Community.

July update: what’s been going on?

Well, the good news is that Dorset Council is developing a new Local Plan for the whole of the new Dorset Council area and that they’ve published the results of the consultation on the development north of Dorchester here. The responses are overwhelmingly against the proposed development, so we hope there’s still a chance to … Continue reading July update: what’s been going on?