Neighbourhood Planning is about giving local people a say over the future growth of their area. They can say what new homes will look like and where they will be built, where employment should be located, what community facilities should be protected or what others are needed, as well as protecting green spaces and the environment.

Neighbourhood Planning News

Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted for examination. If you wish to comment please contact us by Wednesday 13 October 2021. More information is available on our Yetminster Neighbourhood Plan page.

Dorset Council has agreed the Wareham Neighbourhood Plan, as amended can proceed to referendum.  The referendum will be held on 30 September 2021.  More information is available on our Wareham Neighbourhood Plan page.

The Charmouth Neighbourhood Plan is currently at examination. More information is available on our Charmouth Neighbourhood Plan page.

The Holwell Neighbourhood Plan Review was made (adopted) by Dorset Council on 7 September 2021.  For more information please visit Holwell Neighbourhood Plan page.

On 15 July 2021 Dorset Council made a decision to designate the Wimborne St Giles Neighbourhood Area as submitted by Knowlton Parish Council under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended.  The application includes agreed consent from Cranborne & Edmondsham Parish Council and the Vale of Allen Parish Council where the area application extends into these adjacent parishes.

On 8 July 2021 Dorset Council made a decision to designate the Knightsford Neighbourhood Area (comprising of the parishes of Tincleton, West Knightsford, West Stafford and Woodsford) under the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as amended.

How neighbourhood plans related to adopted local plans in Dorset Council

When adopted, neighbourhood plans become part of the development plan for the area. See the adopted local plans. This means they will sit alongside the Local Plan and be considered in deciding whether or not planning permission should be given. Plans that will be adopted after the adoption of the Dorset Council Local Plan will become part of this plan.

Please see the maps below showing the designated neighbourhood areas and the neighbourhood plans in the Dorset Council area:

Planning Policy

Name: Planning policy team
Name: Dorchester office
Email: planningpolicy@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 251010
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