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)
Many of you (1400 actually) objected to the development of this site when you were consulted in 2018 by West Dorset District Council. It is important you understand that any objection you made then, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED as part of the current Public Consultation on the Local Plan. In other words you will need … Continue reading 2018 Objections not considered
This dry valley will be the site of several Attenuation Ponds intended to cope with the massive run off and pollution from the link road and development. A genuine consultation? A consultation should identify the key issues facing the county, invite views on local housing needs and more generally on what the local plan should … Continue reading Consultation… what consultation?
NEXT EVENING TALK: THE NEW LOCAL PLAN The next online talk is on Tuesday 2 February at 7.30 pm, via Zoom. Hilary Jordan, Dorset Council’s Service Manager for Spatial Planning, will be speaking about the new Local Plan, which, of course, includes the potential DOR 13 (North of Dorchester) development. The Zoom invitation Topic: DCS … Continue reading Dorchester Civic Society Talk
Dorset CPRE regrets that the Dorset Council has not adequately consulted communities before it issued its draft Local Plan. We also regret that Dorset Council has not challenged central housing targets which are way in excess of any sensible forecast of local housing need (see below link to Dorset Housing Needs Evidence Report). Read the article … Continue reading Dorset CPRE Slams Council Local Plan
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
“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