Council Says NO To New Sites For Housing
7:48am 17th May 2013
A number of potential sites earmarked for new housing developments around Dorchester have been thrown out by the Council.
It's after a lengthy public consultation that's lasted nearly a year.
Sites to the east of Dorchester, Hollymoor Lane in Beaminster and Barton Farm in Sherborne, have now all been excluded from West Dorset District Council's Draft Plan.
It's after some strong public feedback against potential developments there.
As it stands, the District Council says there will be enough areas to build on to meet local housing demands for up to 17 to 18 years IF the revised plan is formally adopted on May 21st.
Land at Crossways, Chickerell, Bridport AND Beaminster are still included in the Local Plan.
The district council received around 2,100 responses from individuals and organisations in the 2013 consultation, and over 900 from the consultation in June and July 2012.
Central government requires all local authorities across the UK to put together a Local Plan to meet an area's future population growth and needs.