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Neighbourhood Plans in preparation - West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland

A number of communities are currently working on neighbourhood plans. Find out more about the plans and their preparation.

Designated neighbourhood plan areas

A number of communities are working on preparing a neighbourhood plan. Once the District or Borough Council have designated a neighbourhood area we will include them on a  map, which will show all the neighbourhood area designated across the area.

Area NameDesignated Area MapDesignation DateNeighbourhood Plan WebsiteContact
Beaminster Beaminster Neighbourhood Plan Area 11 December 2017 Beaminster Neighbourhood Plan Website Mrs Christine Bright

Cllr Janet Page

Charmouth Charmouth Neighbourhood Plan Area 29 September 2014 Charmouth Parish Council Website Parish Clerk
Chesil Bank Chesil Bank Neighbourhood Plan Area 10 January 2019 N/A

Mrs Michele Harding

Chetnole & Stockwood Chetnole & Stockwood Neighbourhood Plan Area 23 March 2017 Chetnole and Stockwood Parish Council Website Mrs Sue Woodford - Parish Clerk

Chickerell Chickerell Neighbourhood Plan Area 13 September 2016 Chickerell Town Council Website

Mrs Nicola Briar (Town Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer)

Corscombe, Halstock and District Corscombe, Halstock and District Neighbourhood Plan Area 2 November 2016 N/A Clerk: Mrs Freda Hennessy or

Leigh Leigh Neighbourhood Plan Area 18 May 2016 Leigh Parish Council Website Sandra Scutt, Chair of Leigh Parish Council - 
Longburton (Cam Vale) Longburton (Cam Vale) Neighbourhood Plan Area June 2013 N/A Parish Clerk
Maiden Newton and Frome Vauchurch Maiden Newton and Frome Vauchurch September 2015 N/A

Anne Holloway

Portland Portland Neighbourhood Plan Area November 2013 Portland Neighbourhood Plan Website Portland Town Council
Puddletown Puddletown Neighbourhood Plan Area January 2014 Puddletown Parish Website Parish Clerk
Queen Thorne Queen Thorne Neighbourhood Plan Area 10 July 2019 Queen Thorne Neighbourhood Plan Website

Rose Edwards - Parish Clerk 

Stinsford Stinsford Neighbourhood Plan Area 12 September 2017 Stinsford Neighbourhood Plan Website Kirsty Riglar

Weymouth Weymouth Neighbourhood Plan Area 6 July 2020 Weymouth Neighbourhood Plan Website Neighbourhood Plan Working Group
Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca  Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca Neighbourhood Plan Area 13 June 2016 Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca Neighbourhood Plan Website Parish Clerk

Designated neighbourhood forums

Where there is no town or parish council the community needs to set up a neighbourhood forum to develop a neighbourhood plan.

Neighbourhood ForumDate AgreedRelated DocumentsContact
Askerswell 10 February 2015

Askerswell Forum Constitution and Membership

Howard Atkinson -

Once designated, the forum will remain designated for five years, unless withdrawn by the council either at the request of the forum, or because the forum no longer meets the above conditions relating to its membership or purpose.

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