HAVE YOUR SAY – Dorset Council’s draft Local Plan – PLANNING AFFECTS US ALL

About The Dorset Council Local Plan

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.

The Process

This consultation phase runs to the 15th March but is a vital first step, in that your comments received now stand a chance of having the greatest impact by getting them in during Stage 1.


There are a lot of words in the draft plan but to help you along Dorset Council are running webinars.

This link will take you to details of the webinars with the dates, topics, and links to YouTube


This link will take you to the consultation


this is about planning for the future
of where you live
have your say!

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