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 plans in Dorset
Neighbourhood planning news
Hazelbury Bryan Neighbourhood Plan – First Review has been submitted for examination. We are running a Regulation 16 public consultation on the submitted plan between Friday 24 November to Friday 12 January 2024. To view the plan and to respond to the consultation, go to the Hazelbury Bryan consultation page.
Buckhorn Weston and Kington Magna Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted for examination. We are holding a 6-week consultation on the submitted plan between Friday 10 November to Friday 22 December 2023. To view the plan and to respond to the consultation, go to the Buckhorn Weston and Kington Magna consultation page.
Weymouth Town Council have commenced their draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation (Regulation 14) which will run from 27 October until 8 December 2023. More information is available on the Weymouth Town Council website.
The Chesil Bank Neighbourhood Plan (Incorporating the villages of Portesham, Abbotsbury, Langton Herring and Fleet) was made (adopted) by Dorset Council on 7 November 2023. More information is available on our Chesil Bank Neighbourhood Plan webpage.
The Modified Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan was made (adopted) by Dorset Council on 3 October 2023. More information is available on our Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan webpage.
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: