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Help Shape The Future Of Askerswell

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7:57am 13th November 2014

People living in Askerswell could be given the chance to shape their community.

They're putting together a Neighbourhood Plan that would give residents more control over their local area like making sure new buildings are built where and how locals want them.

Once residents have written the plan, it'll be submitted to the district council to be looked over.

It will also be subject to a local referendum to make sure it has the support of local people.

Chair of Askerswell Neighbourhood Forum Howard Atkinson said: "Askerswell Neighbourhood Forum hopes for the opportunity to put into place planning policies for appropriate development of our small community set below Eggardon Hill in the beautiful Dorset countryside".

Cllr Robert Gould, Leader of West Dorset District Council, said: "This is a great chance for Askerswell residents to shape the future of their community.

"If you wish to have your say on the neighbourhood plan area, you can do so by sending your comments to the district council."

Details of the forum and area applications together with how to comment are available on line at:

www.dorsetforyou.com/neighbourhoodplanning/west/weymouth or at council offices.

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