Cerne Valley Residents Vote Yes To Dorset's First Neighbourhood Plan

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Published at 4:20pm 12th December 2014.

Residents in Cerne Valley have voted to yes to having Dorset's first Neighbour Plan.

The plan has been drawn up by local people to give them greater say in the future of their area which includes making decisions on planning applications.

The decision was made after a referendum on 11 December.

Cllr Robert Gould, Leader of West Dorset District Council, said: "It is excellent news that Dorset's first Neighbourhood Plan has been agreed by Cerne Valley residents."

"Once agreed by councillors at Full Council it will give local people more powers in deciding whether or not planning permission should be given for new buildings, or for changes to existing buildings."

Chairman of Cerne Valley Parish Council, Ian Humphreys, said: "This positive result follows an extensive period of consultation with local residents and a lot of hard work from the Working Group chaired by Fred Horsington."

"As a front runner, we have been breaking new ground on Neighbourhood Planning, but the end result should ensure that future planning applications will be approved in accordance with the policies established and agreed by the majority of local residents."

"These policies are now enshrined in our Neighbourhood Plan."

It'll now go to West Dorset District Council on 8th January for councillors to decide if the plan is formally adopted.

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