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

MP condemns the proposed development north of Dorchester

FROM THE OFFICE OF CHRIS LODER MPMember of Parliament for West Dorset PRESS RELEASE MP condemns the proposed development north of Dorchester in Parliament Today in the House of Commons, during a speech following the Chancellor’s statement, West Dorset MP Chris Loder condemned the development of 3,500 houses to the north of Dorchester, as proposed … Continue reading MP condemns the proposed development north of Dorchester

How many of these houses would be truly affordable, or for social rent?

What’s going on...? Developers often avoid building affordable/social housing in their developments. They claim it would make their whole scheme ‘financially unviable’. The 5 acre Dorchester Prison site, which will have no affordable/social housing, is a classic example. To avoid the legal fees associated with an appeal by developers, Dorset Council rarely challenge this practice. » … Continue reading How many of these houses would be truly affordable, or for social rent?