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local plan Dorset GillinghamGillingham Town Council would like to invite all members of the public to join the Dorset Local Plan Public Consultation Evening on Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 7.00pm.  You will be able to put questions to Councillor David Walsh (Planning Portfolio Holder for Dorset Council), a Dorset Planning Policy Officer and Gillingham Town councillors.  The meeting will be held via MS TEAMS.

Click here to join the meeting.

Or call in (audio only)

+44 20 3855 4234 

Phone Conference ID: 242 221 724#

IF YOU CARE ABOUT GILLINGHAM AND ITS FUTURE, PLEASE JOIN THIS MEETING AND COMMENT ON THE LOCAL PLAN! 

THE DORSET COUNCIL LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION

The Dorset Council Local Plan Consultation runs until 15 March 2021.

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.

Dorset Council have produced a draft Local Plan containing proposals for guiding future development in the Dorset Council area up to 2038. The plan outlines the strategy for meeting the needs of the area such as housing, employment, and community services including schools, retail, leisure and community facilities. The plan directs development to the most suitable locations near to existing facilities, and detailed policies promote high quality development that respects and enhances the character of each area. The plan also protects Dorset’s natural environment and contributes towards the mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Viewing the plan

View the Dorset Council Local Plan consultation online.

View the Dorset Council Local Plan webinar: Northern Dorset towns, housing, and employment sites, and design by clicking here.

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