The Dorset Local Plan is open for consultation
Dorset Council’s Local Plan sets out the targets for future housing development in Dorset and identifies areas where they can be built. The plan is now open for consultation until 15th March. The Local Plan considers not only where houses will be built but how many; and these decisions will, of course, have an impact on the future of our employment, community services, schools, retail, leisure and much more.
I have a strong view about the Local Plan. It needs to support our village and local economies and we should not be planning for large scale developments such as the 4,000 houses proposed to the north of Dorchester. If you feel strongly about it, you must act now to ensure your view is taken into account, by making sure your local Dorset Councillor knows your view; and you must also respond to the consultation. Your elected Councillor will be able to vote on the Plan in due course.
Our rural economies are not well served by enormous new housing developments of the scale planned for the north of Dorchester. New housing should go to support our local market town and village economies by protecting the future of our village shops, schools, pubs, garages, and churches – rather than enabling urban sprawl.
Please respond to this consultation – so that we do not end up with huge housing developments in Dorset.
What can you do?
Local Plan: Read Dorset Council's Local Plan and respond to the consultation which is open until 15th March - your view counts
Online Consultation: This link will take you straight to the online consultation: www.dorset-self.achieveservice.com/service/DCLP
Get involved: There are a number of events, webinars and podcasts in which you can take part: CLICK HERE for more information
Looking for information on the proposed north of Dorchester mass development? Visit www.chrisloder.co.uk/norchester