Motcombe Neighbourhood Plan
The Motcombe Neighbourhood Plan 2017 to 2027 was adopted (made) by Dorset Council on 10 December 2019.
Following a majority 'yes' vote in the referendum, the decision was taken to make the Motcombe Neighbourhood Plan 2017 to 2027 part of the development plan for the Motcombe neighbourhood area.
The decision statement and the 'made' Motcombe Neighbourhood Plan 2017 to 2027 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).
A referendum held on 7 November 2019 asked residents of Motcombe: "Do you want Dorset Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Motcombe to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?" 292 voted in favour and 74 against. Full results of the referendum.
Documents relating to the referendum:
The submitted plan, supporting documents, and all representations received during the 6-week consultation period were sent to an Independent Examiner (Mr David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI). He concluded 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.
Consultation on the Submitted Plan
As the local planning authority, Dorset Council was required to consult on the plan proposals before the examination takes place. This consultation took place for six weeks from Friday 12 April to Friday 24 May 2019. The responses received during this period are below.
Representations received to the submission draft Motcombe Neighbourhood Plan
Dorset Council received a late submission from Symonds & Sampson LLP (MOT58) which the Examiner has accepted and can be found in the table above.
Other Background Documents
Also referenced (but not available online):
- A Motcombe Miscellany by Laurence Clark (Hobnob Press, 2012)