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”?
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
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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
The Dorchester Civic Society, Dorchester Town Council and Local plan consultation responses documentation.
The first is this coming Thursday (25th February) at 7pm. The second is the following Thursday (4th March) at 7pm Booking for the 85 places available will be through Eventbrite. Cllr. Susie Hosford will chair both meetings and Chris Loder is expected to attend on both occasions. An invitation to attend both these meetings has … Continue reading Public Meetings centred on DOR 13.
These are the “chat” bar comments made during the STAND Zoom public meeting held on Thursday evening (11th February 2021). The 75 places available for the meeting were all taken within 3 hours. This is not only a measure of interest in the Local Plan, but a clear indication of people’s concerns about its proposals … Continue reading Comments made during the STAND Zoom public meeting
Protecting our Archaeological Heritage – a Discussion Paper Dorset Council’s draft local plan Options Consultation document for Central Dorset (Vol 2) refers to Dorchester’s ‘rich heritage dating back to pre-Roman era’, (23.6.44) but other than a passing reference to Maiden Castle, there is no further explanation regarding the area’s extraordinary prehistory; the emphasis is on … Continue reading Protecting our Archaeological Heritage
As Poundbury nears completion the planning authority, Dorset Council are developing ideas for a further phase of growth to the north of the town across the water meadows, repeating a proposal made by West Dorset Council in . Read the newsletter article (pdf opens in new tab/window)