More Influence For Cerne Valley Residents
12:07am 11th January 2015
Dorset has its first Neighbourhood Plan.
West Dorset District Council have approved proposals to gives residents in Cerne Valley a greater say on the future of their area.
Chairman of Cerne Valley Parish Council Ian Humphreys explains why the plan is so important.
He told Wessex FM: "We would say for the very first time that people have the opportunity as a community to influence planning matters and protect matters like green spaces."
It means that the district council has a legal obligation to give residents a strong reason to approve any planning applications that go against the Neighbourhood Plan.