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Dorset Council Neighbourhood Plans in progress

Find all the plans in progress in Dorset below. If you know the name of the area you can use one of the following shortcuts to navigate there quickly.

Regulations linked to the Coronavirus Act 2020 mean that no elections or referendums can take place until 6 May 2021. This includes neighbourhood planning referendums. The measures will mean that neighbourhood plans may come into force later than they would have done. With this in mind the Government has updated current planning guidance to set out that where the local planning authority has issued a decision statement detailing its intention to send a neighbourhood plan to referendum, that plan can be given significant weight in decision-making.

Neighbourhood plans starting with A to E

A to E

Name and map of areaStage of the planMore informationFormer local authority area

Arne 

Decision
statement issued. Awaiting referendum

View Arne's progress

Contact: Arne Parish Council

Purbeck District Council

Alderholt

In preparation

Contact: Alderholt Parish Council

East Dorset District Council

Beaminster

In preparation

Contact: Mrs Christine Bright townclerk@beaminster-tc.gov.uk

Cllr Janet Page cnj@hand-n-head.uk

West Dorset District Council 

Blandford + (including Bryanston and Blandford St Mary)

This plan is at examination

View Blandford + progress

Contact: Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan

North Dorset District Council

Charmouth

In preparation

View Charmouth's progress

Contact: Parish Clerk 

West Dorset District Council

Chesil Bank

In preparation

Contact: Mrs Michele Harding theclerk@chesilbankparish.org 

West Dorset District Council

Chetnole & Stockwood

In preparation

Contact: Mrs Sue Woodford, the Parish Clerk, chetnole-pc@btconnect.com 

West Dorset District Council

Chickerell

Decision
statement issued. Awaiting referendum

View Chickerell's progress

Contact: Mrs Nicola Briar (Town Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer) townclerk@chickerell-tc.gov.uk 

West Dorset District Council

Corfe Mullen

 In preparation

Contact Corfe Mullen Town Council mailto:office@corfemullen-pc.gov.uk 

East Dorset District Council

Corscombe, Halstock and District

In preparation

Contact: Mrs Freda Hennessy freda@fredahennessy.plus.com or corscombe@dorset-aptv.gov.uk

West Dorset District Council

Neighbourhood plans starting with F to J

F to K

Name of areaStage of the planMore informationFormer local authority area

Iwerne Minster

In preparation

N/A

North Dorset District Council

Neighbourhood plans starting with K to O

K to O

 Name of areaStage of the planMore informationFormer local authority area

Leigh

In preparation

View Leigh's progress

Contact: Sandra Scutt, Chair of Leigh Parish Council - sandra.leighpc@btinternet.com 

West Dorset District Council

Longburton (Cam Vale)

In preparation

Contact: Parish Clerk 

West Dorset District Council

Maiden Newton and Frome Vauchurch

In preparation

Contact: Michele Harvey, Parish Clerk 

clerk@maidennewton-pc.gov.uk

West Dorset District Council 

Marnhull

In preparation

Contact: Parish Clerk

North Dorset District Council

Melbury Abbas & Cann

In preparation

View Melbury Abbas and Cann's progress

Contact: Melbury Abbas & Cann Group Parish Council

North Dorset District Council

Milton Abbas

Decision
statement issued. Awaiting referendum

View Milton Abbas's progress

Contact: Milton Abbas Neighbourhood Plan Group

North Dorset District Council

Okeford Fitzpaine

In preparation

View Okeford Fitzpaine's progress

Contact: Okeford Fitzpaine

North Dorset District Council

Neighbourhood plans starting with P to T

P to T

Name of areaStage of the planMore informationFormer local authority area

Portland

Decision statement issued. Awaiting
referendum

View Portland's progress

Contact: Portland Town Council

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council 

Puddletown

This plan is at examination

View Puddletown's progress

Contact the Parish Clerk 

West Dorset District Council

Queen Thorne

In preparation

 Contact the Parish Clerk

 West Dorset District Council

Shaftesbury

Decision
statement issued. Awaiting referendum

View Shaftesbury's progress 

Contact: Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Planning Group

North Dorset District Council

Stinsford

In preparation

Contact: Kirsty Riglar stinsford@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

West Dorset District Council 

Sturminster Marshall

In preparation

View Sturminster Marshalls' progress

Contact: Alison Clothier (Parish Clerk) sturminstermarshall@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

East Dorset District Council

Neighbourhood plans starting with U to Z

U to Z

Name of areaStage of the planMore informationFormer local authority area

Wareham Town

This plan is at examination

View Wareham Town's progress

Contact: the neighbourhood plan group

Purbeck District Council

West Lulworth

This plan is no longer being progressed

 Contact: the Parish Clerk

Purbeck District Council

Weymouth

 In preparation

View Weymouth's progress

Contact: the neighbourhood plan group

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

Wimborne Minster

In preparation

Contact: the Parish Clerk

East Dorset District Council

Wool Parish

In preparation

Contact: the Parish Clerk

Purbeck District Council

Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca

In preparation

View Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca progress

Contact: Parish Clerk

West Dorset District Council

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