The Hazelbury Bryan Neighbourhood Plan 2018 to 2031 was 'made' (adopted) by North Dorset District Council on the 8 March 2019. 

Following a majority 'yes' vote in the referendum, the decision was taken to make the Hazelbury Bryan Neighbourhood Plan 2018 to 2031 part of the development plan for the Hazelbury Bryan neighbourhood area.

The decision statement and the 'made' Hazelbury Bryan Neighbourhood Plan 2018 to 2031 are available online and can be inspected 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday at:

Dorset Council
County Hall
Colliton Park

At the examination, an independent examiner reviewed the plan and made recommendations in accordance with the 2011 Localism Act and related regulations. In particular, the examiner considered whether the plan meets certain basic conditions, satisfies legal requirements, and identifies an appropriate area for a referendum.

The basic conditions, which are set out in the legislation, are intended to ensure that neighbourhood plans are compatible with their wider context. The plan must:

  • have regard to national planning policies and advice contained in guidance issued by the Secretary of State;
  • contribute to achieving sustainable development;
  • be in general conformity with the strategic policies of the development plan for the area (The North Dorset Local Plan); and,
  • be compatible with EU obligations and human rights requirements.


The referendum relating to the Hazelbury Bryan Neighbourhood Plan 2018-2031 took place on 7 February 2019.  The result of the referendum was that a majority (92%) voted for the District Council to use the neighbourhood plan to help decide planning applications in the Parish of Hazelbury Bryan. 

Please see below for documents relevant to the referendum.

Examiner's Report

Mr David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI issued his report on the submitted Hazelbury Neighbourhood Plan on 21 November 2018.  He concludes that provided the recommended modifications are made, the plan would meet the basic conditions.  He therefore recommends that the plan, as modified, should proceed to referendum. 

Submission for Examination

With the agreement of Hazelbury Bryan Parish Council, Mr David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI has been appointed to examine the Hazelbury Bryan Neighbourhood Plan. In accordance with Regulation 17 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 the submitted plan and all relevant documents have been made available to the examiner.

During the examination of the plan Chapman Lily Planning Limited sent an email for the attention of the Examiner regarding the possible need for hearing sessions as part of the examination. The response, sent on behalf of the Examiner, sets out that the Examiner considered it unnecessary to hold hearing sessions.

Consultation on the Submitted Plan

As the local planning authority, the district council was required to consult on the plan before the examination takes place. People were given from Friday 10 August to Friday 21 September 2018 to make representations on the plan with regard to its content and how it has been prepared.

Representations received to the submission draft Hazelbury Bryan Neighbourhood Plan

Representations received to the submission draft Hazelbury Bryan Neighbourhood Plan
Document Reference Response
HB01 Andrew Coombs
HB02 Annette Watson
HB03 David Mitchell
HB04 Dorothy Hannam
HB05 Dorset County Council
HB06 Highways England
HB07 Historic England
HB08 Ian Watson
HB09 Julie Coombs
HB10 Messrs Hannam
HB11 Messrs Williamson-Jones
HB12 Natural England
HB13 North Dorset District Council
HB14 Paul Dance
HB15 Wessex Water
HB16 Nigel Smith

North Dorset District Council received a late submission from Nigel Smith which the Examiner has accepted and can be found in the table above.

Following the consultation on the submitted plan it came to the district council’s attention that one of the submission documents (SEA Presubmission Report (March 2018) plus Submission Addendum (June 2018)) may not have been available to view for a limited amount of time during the consultation period. Consequently, the district council decided to take a precautionary approach and allow interested parties an additional period of time to comment on the SEA. During this period the council received two responses which are set out below.

Further Response Table
Document Reference Response
HB07 Historic England

Chapman Lily Planning

The district council has considered the points raised by Chapman Lily Planning Limited in its response. The district council considers that the period of consultation regarding the SEA does not need to be extended as it highly likely that the SEA was available to view on the website during the whole of the regulation 16 consultation period. It is of note that no party contacted the council during the original 6 week consultation period (10 August to 21 September 2018) to make it aware that it was not possible to view the SEA document.

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

Submission Documents

Associated Documents

Earlier Version of the Plan

Supporting Evidence

Background Information and Documents

A hard copy of the plan is available to view at the North Dorset District Council Offices, Nordon Lodge, 58 Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7LN (8.45am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 4.00pm on Friday) and Sturminster Newton Library, Bath Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1EH (during normal opening hours).

Making Representations

Representations should be submitted on the response form provided below and returned by 4pm on Friday 21 September 2018 to:

Email: OR

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

Hazelbury Bryan Consultation Response Form (pdf)

Hazelbury Bryan Consultation Response Form (word)

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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