Neighbourhood area application and designation
Town and Parish Councils and Neighbourhood Forums will need to apply to North Dorset District Council (NDDC) in order to designate a neighbourhood plan area.
To do this they will need to submit:
a map identifying the area to which the application relates
a statement explaining why this area is considered appropriate to be designated as a neighbourhood area
a statement that the organisation or body making the area application is a relevant body.
A relevant body is described as a parish council, or a neighbourhood forum as described in Section 61G of the 1990 Town & Country Planning Act.
Neighbourhood area applications
Once the application is received we will publish the submitted information on our website showing:
- a copy of the area application
- details of how to make representations
- the date by which representations must be received
The application may also be advertised locally on parish and town council notice boards and websites to ensure that it is brought to the attention of people who live, work or conduct business in the area.
Designated neighbourhood areas
Boundaries of all existing designated neighbourhood areas in the North Dorset District are shown on the Designated Neighbourhood Areas Map for North Dorset.
North Dorset Neighbourhood Plans - Area Designations