Planning affects us all.
The Council’s planning policies are set out in Local Plans which are the legal starting point in determining planning applications. Public and stakeholder engagement is an important part of the plan-making process. Involving residents, businesses, organisations, experts, infrastructure providers and town and parish councils allows local knowledge and expertise to be gathered from a wide range of perspectives. This consultation sets out recommended strategies and policies meeting the requirements of Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning Act (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.
Between 18th January 2021 and 15th March 2021 you are able to comment on the proposals
View the Dorset Council Local Plan consultation on the council’s website at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/Dorset-council-local-plan
Paper copies of the plan are available for loan via click and collect from your local Dorset Council library (Covid-19 permitting) https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/find-your-local-library/dorset-libraries.aspx.
If you are shielding volunteers can help you pick up a paper copy of the plan for you from your local library. Find out more about support for those shielding at https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/emergencies-severe-weather/emergencies/coronavirus/community-response/communities-and-volunteering.aspx
We are holding webinars throughout the consultation period on key themes within the plan. Each webinar will consist of a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/dorset-council-local-plan-webinars
The timetable for webinars is as follows:
|Tuesday 26 January||Distribution of development: including settlement hierarchy and the spatial distribution of development.||12-1pm|
|Thursday 28 January||All things environmental: Climate change, renewable energy, flooding and biodiversity.||12-1pm|
|Tuesday 2 February||Central Dorset towns, housing and employment and landscape.||12-1pm|
|Thursday 4 February||Western Dorset: towns, housing and employment sites and heritage||12-1pm|
|Tuesday 9 February||Housing: including housing need, neighbourhood planning and affordable housing.||12-1pm|
|Thursday 11 February||South Eastern Dorset: towns, housing and employment sites and the green belt||12-1pm|
|Tuesday 16 February||Northern Dorset: towns, housing and employment sites and Design||12-1pm|
|Thursday 18 February||The Economy, community and collecting money from development||12-1pm|
We also have a dedicated phone line available during the consultation period open Monday to Friday from 10am – 2pm. Telephone 01305 252500 to speak to a member of the team.
Town or Parish councils, organisations or community groups can attend a planning surgery during the consultation period to discuss any queries with officers. Limited spaces are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 10am until 2pm. Telephone 01305 252500 to reserve your slot.
View and comment on the plan at the following link - www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/dorset-council-local-plan
The benefits of doing your response this way are as follows:
DC also accept responses emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, completed on the specified response form.