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Dorset Council's Neighbourhood Planning

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

The referendum relating to the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan took place on 27 February 2020. The majority (87%) voted for Dorset Council to use the neighbourhood plan to help decide planning applications within the parishes of Allington, Bradpole, Bridport, Bothenhampton & Walditch and Symondsbury. The plan will be considered at the full cabinet meeting by Dorset Council with the view to making the plan.

Wareham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is consulting on a revised draft of their neighbourhood plan from 28 February to 14 April 2020. The steering group is holding drop-ins on Saturday 29 February at 10am – 1pm in Wareham Town Hall and Saturday 7 March at 10am – 1pm at Carey Hall, Mistover Road, Carey.

The Wimborne Minster Parish area has been designated as a neighbourhood plan area. The Neighbourhood Plan group can now begin work on their plan.

At the request of Marnhull Parish Council a neighbourhood area coinciding with the boundaries of the Marnhull parish area has been designated by Dorset Council.

The examiner's report relating to the Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan 2011 - 2033 has been published. The report can be accessed on our Blandford + Neighbourhood Plan page

The Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to Dorset Council and is currently undergoing independent examination. Consultation on the plan took place between 7 February and 20 March 2020. More information is available on our Shaftesbury Neighbourhood Plan page.

The Milton Abbas Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to Dorset Council and is currently undergoing independent examination. Consultation on the plan took place between 31 January and 13 March 2020. More information is available on our Milton Abbas Neighbourhood Plan page.

The independent examiner's report on the Portland Neighbourhood Plan examination has been received. More information is available on our Portland Neighbourhood Plan page.

The referendum relating to the Upper Marshwood Vale Neighbourhood Plan, took place on 13 February 2020. The majority (69%) voted for Dorset Council to use the neighbourhood plan to help decide planning applications in the parishs that make up the Upper Marshwood Vale, consisting of the following parishes; Stoke Abbott, Marshwood, Pilsdon and Bettiscombe. The plan will be considered at the full cabinet meeting by Dorset Council in April 2020 with the view to making the plan.

The referendum relating to the Sutton Poyntz Neighbourhood Plan took place on 13 February 2020. The majority (82%) voted for Dorset Council to use the neighbourhood plan to help decide planning applications within the neighbourhood area . The plan will be considered at the full cabinet meeting by Dorset Council in April 2020 with the view to making the plan.

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.

We have also mapped out all the neighbourhood plans across the Dorset Council area at various stages which includes:

Planning Policy

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