Neighbour notification letters

We no longer send out neighbour notification letters for planning applications (unless required by law). This is in line with our Statement of Community Involvement.
We still publish:

  • site notices for applications
  • press notices, where required by law
  • application details online

We will continue to consult statutory organisations and town and parish councils.

Applications for waste facilities

Applications for waste facilities such as Powerfuel, ref. WP/20/00692/DCC can be found by visiting the Minerals and Waste area.

Type of application

Comments taken into consideration

We receive a large number of comments on planning applications. This means we cannot enter into detailed discussions with individual concerns raised. Your comments should be based on material consideration. Our guide about commenting on our planning applications has more information. This will be taken into account when deciding a planning application or on an appeal against a planning decision.

Planning history searches

If you are unable to find the application that you are searching for using the searches above, you can contact us with details of the site or application and we will search for it for you. Depending on the type of information you are asking for, there may be a fee of £50. Contact us by email to find out more.

 Request for confirmation of compliance with legal agreements

Any request for confirmation of compliance with a specific agreement or agreements is treated as an application and is subject to a fee of £116. Please note that once the application has been registered, it will have a target time of 8 weeks for a response.  If you request information relating only to the payment of financial obligations with a specific agreement or agreements, this is also a chargeable request and also requires a fee of £116. Requests can be sent by email to CIL@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk . We will aim to respond to all such requests within 10 working days of payment. 

Contact us

Our response times are as follows:

  • 2 working days for telephone messages
  • 5 working days for emails and letters

The planning office for the Eastern area

Email: planningeast@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 838336
Full contact details

The planning office for the Northern area

Email: planningnorth@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 838336
Full contact details

The planning office for the Purbeck area

Email: planningeast@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01929 556561
Full contact details

The planning office for the Southern and Western area

Email: planningwest@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 838336
Full contact details

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