West Dorset District Council is undertaking a review of the parish boundary between Symondsbury Parish and the Town Council area, following a request from Bridport Town Council. The Town Council believes the scale of the new development proposed for Vearse Farm (up to 800 new houses), that currently sits within the Parish of Symondsbury, will have a significant impact on town services, particularly at a time when the Town Council, as part of the local government reorganisation, is looking at taking on more services that benefit the town and the wider area. Also the Town Council feels that the residents of the new dwellings at Vearse Farm will look to Bridport town parish for their services and community focus, which is the main criteria for a community governance review.
The Town Council will consider the recommendation and agree the preferred option at its meeting on 19 June at 7pm in the Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public and there is an opportunity to speak at the meeting.
The full press release, a map of the option recommended by the Town Council’s Working Group and details of when Symondsbury Parish Council will be considering this issue can be seen here.
If you would like more information on the Town Council’s proposed submission please contact Bob Gillis Town Clerk at [email protected]or 01308 456722.