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!

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?