The Dorset Council Local Plan Options Consultation took place between 18 January and 15 March 2021. Information consulted upon is found on this page.  

 You can also download a copy of the Sustainability Appraisal and other key documents:

Consultation summary

Summaries of the responses received during the consultation are now available. All of the comments received can be viewed in full on our Dorset Council Local Plan comments search page.

Consultation information posters

We produced consultation information posters that were displayed in some shop and library spaces across the Dorset Council area. These provided some broad information regarding the Dorset Council Local Plan Consultation, including how to view the consultation, how to get in touch with the Planning Policy team, and information about proposed development within the spatial areas. Please use the links below to view the posters. 

Town and Parish Council Engagement Events

In February and March 2020 the Planning Policy team undertook engagement events with Town and Parish Councils to explain the proposed settlement hierarchy for inclusion in the Dorset Council Local Plan.

The presentations and summary reports relating to these consultations can be accessed below: