“Dorset Council as the local planning authority is required to carry out a consultation on the submitted plan. People are being given six weeks from 17th May 2019 until the 28th June 2019, to comment on the content of the plan or how it was produced. The plan and supporting documents can be viewed online via the following link: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/bridport-area-neighbourhood-plan
Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan
Submission Document (Regulation 15) –
PRESS RELEASE A PLAN TO BE PROUD OF
Town and Parish Councillors together with over 100 community volunteers are celebrating the submission of the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan to the new Dorset Council. The Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan covers the communities of Allington, Bothenhampton & Walditch,Bradpole, Symondsbury, Bridport and West Bay and set out on the long road to formal submission in October 2014. Extensive community consultation and lively local debate have all fed into the production of the final document that is now available to view at:
The objectives, policies and projects set out in the neighbourhood plan seek to ensure that the Bridport area remains a place everyone can be proud of, with an improved supply of affordable homes, better public facilities and employment opportunities. The Plan is strong on policies to safeguard and enhance the living world as well as stepping up to the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the governments legal obligations.
Phyllida Culpin, Chair of the Community Steering Group says: “The Plan evolved as we learnt what local people wanted. We can’t do everything that has been asked for but we hope that the Plan will have real influence over future development. Deep and heartfelt thanks to the many, many people who have given up weeks of their time to deliver this Plan.”
Dorset Council now take over the process for examining the submission plan and taking the document through to a public referendum later in the year. If 50% of those voting approve the submission plan it will be officially ‘made’ and become part of the local development framework exerting real influence over local development in the Bridport Area over the next 20 years.
A Joint Councils Committee comprised of representatives from Bridport Town Council and the neighbouring Parishes of Allington, Bothenhampton & Walditch, Bradpole and Symondsbury will continue to meet to monitor the impact of the neighbourhood plan and undertake periodic reviews.
Editors note: Reference copies of the document are available for viewing at: Bridport Library,
Tourist Information Centre and Bridport Town Council offices.
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