The Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan 2017-2031 was 'made' (adopted) by North Dorset District Council on the 28 November 2018. 

Following a majority 'yes' vote in the referendum, the decision was taken to make the Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan 2017-2031 part of the development plan for the Fontmell Magna neighbourhood area.

This decision statement and the 'made' Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan 2017-2031 are available online and can be inspected at South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1UZ (8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday).


The referendum relating to the Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan 2017-2031 took place on 15 November 2018.  The result of the referendum was that a majority (91.5%) voted for the Council to use the neighbourhood plan to help decide planning applications in the Parish of Fontmell Magna. 

Please see below for documents relevant to the referendum. 

Examiner's Report

The examiner concludes that provided the recommended modifications are made as set out in his examiner's report then the plan would meet the basic conditions. He therefore recommends that the plan, as modified, should proceed to a referendum.

Consultation on the Submitted Plan

As the local planning authority, the District Council was required to consult on the plan proposals before the examination takes place. People were given from Friday 27 April to Friday 8 June 2018 to make representations on the plan with regard to the content and how it has been prepared.

Representations received to the submission draft Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan

Representations Received
Document Reference Response
FON01A Brimble Lea & Partners A
FON01B Brimble Lea & Partners B
FON01C Brimble Lea & Partners C
FON01D Brimble Lea & Partners D
FON01E Brimble Lea & Partners E
FON01F Brimble Lea & Partners F
FON01G Brimble Lea & Partners G
FON02 Cranborne Chase AONB
FON03 Gillian Severn
FON04 Historic England
FON05 Laura Scott Walby
FON06A London & Wessex Limited A
FON06B London & Wessex Limited B
FON06C London & Wessex Limited C
FON07 Natural England
FON08 North Dorset District Council
FON09 Pennyfarthing Homes Limited

Please find below links to the submission documents, including the submission version of the neighbourhood plan and supporting evidence.

Submission Documents

Appendix 2 - Scoping workshop (on 7 July 2015) conclusionsAppendices 1 and 14 are available within the main document above

Appendices 2 to 13 are available via the links below:

Supporting Evidence

A hard copy of the plan is available to view at the District Council Offices, Nordon Lodge, Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7LL (8.45am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 4.00pm on Friday) and Shaftesbury Library, Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AE (during normal opening hours).

Making Representations

Representations should be submitted on the response form provided below and returned by 4pm on Friday 8 June 2018 to:

Email: OR Post: Planning Policy Team (North Dorset), South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ

Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Response Form

Fontmell Magna Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Response Form

Please note that all comments will be made publicly available to read following the closure of the consultation period.

Any comments may include a request to be notified of the District Council's decision under Regulation 19 in relation to the neighbourhood plan.

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