Thurs July 7th 9:30-10:15am - Zoom Event
Dorset Deserves Better Campaign, why is it so important?
The Local Plan may come across as a dry subject but it is vitally important for our communities. The current draft plan is planned to operate for 17 years and will affect every aspect of housing, infrastructure, business and the environment. If the plan is poor - and we think the current plan is very poor - it will fundamentally affect us all.
The “Dorset Deserves Better” Campaign has been going for almost 5 months and has three main objectives:
The campaign has been very well supported and we now have an alliance of 64 Dorset-based organisations including 23 Town and Parish councils representing 109,160 people (29% of the population).
Dorset Council knows how unpopular the current draft Local Plan is and they are talking to the government about a delay and a change in the conditions. However, they are very secretive about the timing and content of the revised plan and have effectively kicked us into the long grass. This is where support from Planet Purbeck and associated organisations would come in very useful both by further strengthening our numbers and also in helping us to be ready with effective new policies which can be promoted in the Autumn when the next round of consultation starts.
This may not be glamorous but it is essential!