The Milborne St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan 2018 to 2033 was 'made' adopted by Dorset Council on the 1 October 2019. 

Following a majority 'yes' vote in the referendum, the decision was taken to make the Milborne St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan 2018 to 2033 part of the development plan for the Milborne St Andrew neighbourhood area.

The decision statement and the 'made' Milborne St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan 2018 to 2033 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


The referendum relating to the Milborne St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan 2018 to 2033 took place on 8 August 2019. The result of the referendum was that a majority (91%) voted for Dorset Council to use the neighbourhood plan to help decide planning applications in the Parish of Milborne St Andrew.

Please see below for documents relevant to the referendum:

Examiner's Report

Mr David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI issued his report on the submitted Milborne St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan 2018 to 2033 on 13 May 2019. 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. 

Habitats Regulation Assessment

A Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Report has been produced by consultants (AECOM) on behalf of Milborne St Andrew Parish Council (the Qualifying Body). The report is dated 27 March 2019. Dorset Council, the competent authority responsible for undertaking a HRA of the neighbourhood plan, has produced a HRA.  This is largely based on the information provided in the consultants' report. The HRA concludes that the neighbourhood plan will not adversely affect the integrity of a European site providing that a number of recommended changes are made to the plan. The examiner will consider the HRA, including the recommended changes, as part of his examination of the plan.

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 18 January 2019 to Friday 1 March 2019 to make comments on the plan and its associated documents. An independent examiner (Mr David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI) has been appointed and the representations received will be passed on to him for consideration as part of the examination process.

Representations received to the submission draft Milborne St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan

Milborne St Andrew Neighbourhood Plan Responses
 Document Reference  Response
 MSA01  Bracken Developments Limited
 MSA02  Dorset County Council
 MSA03  Highways England
 MSA04  Natural England
 MSA05  Nicola Pye
 MSA06  North Dorset District Council
 MSA08  Sport England
 MSA09  Wessex Strategic Limited
 MSA10  Wyatt Homes
 MSA11  Historic England

The Council received a late response from Historic England which the Examiner has accepted. The response can be found in the table above.

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

Submission Documents

Additional evidence related to the SEA:

The SEA also references supporting information to the planning application for Huntley Down and Blandford Hill north, which can be found here:-

A number of further studies (ecology, ground condition, archaeology, landscape) for the proposed site allocation (Camelco) are in preparation for a planning application. Evidence has also been provided regarding assertions made regarding the future rights to use effluent discharge pipes over land at and discharging to lagoons situated within Goulds Farm. These documents can be made available on request as part of the consultation on the submission version of the plan. 

Associated Documents

Earlier Versions of the Plan

Supporting Evidence

Background Information and Documents

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