Dorset Council is embarking on the mammoth task of developing a new Local Plan. This will act as a blueprint for housing, economic and other development in the area for years to come.

From mid-January 2020 and running for eight weeks, the council is inviting comments on their Local Plan Options Consultation Document.  This document will feed into the emerging Local Plan, which will be used to allocate land for development and set policies by which all planning applications will be judged for the next Plan period.

This consultation is a vital part of the plan-making process as it ensures that a wide range of views are taken into consideration in the new plan’s creation.

Have your say by submitting your opinion to the council, something Greenslade Taylor Hunt can help you with.

Stephen Baimbridge, Associate with GTH, said: “Having worked as a Planning Policy Officer involved in a Local Plan Review, I would agree that it is often most effective to seek to influence the emerging policies and development land allocations as soon as possible.  As such, I would encourage people with any interest to make their representations to the Council at this early opportunity and all subsequent Plan review stages to ensure their views have greatest effect.”

If you are a landowner, developer or simply someone living the Dorset area who is interested in finding out more about the planning process, but are not sure where to start then planning professionals at Greenslade Taylor Hunt are here to help.

The multi-disciplinary firm, which has a dedicated Development Land and Planning Department, has extensive experience in planning and development work throughout the South West. We are able give advice on the above, or answer any other planning queries you may have.

For more information and advice please contact the dedicated Development Land and Planning team on 01823 334466.