New Local Plan for West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland consultation

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By Dorch_People | Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10:17

The draft Local Plan sets out a long term planning strategy to meet future housing, employment and leisure needs.

It covers important issues such as where housing could be built, how the economy can be boosted and what infrastructure may be needed. It also looks at how climate change can be tackled, the environment protected and how future developments can be made more sustainable.

Hilary Jordan, Spatial & Community Planning Manager at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council, said: "I would like to thank all those residents who got involved during the summer's consultation process. We received around 2,000 representations from over 900 individuals and organisations which have now been analysed.

"We now have a duty to ask residents their thoughts on 'alternative sites' submitted during the summer's consultation and we welcome everyone's comments."

The 'alternative sites' consultation paper is available at and at the council offices and local libraries. Comments can be submitted to either council between 8 November and 20 December 2012.

You can respond by emailing your comments to or write to: Local Plan Alternative Sites Consultation, either at West Dorset District Council, Stratton House, 58/60 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UZ or Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, Council Offices, North Quay, Weymouth, DT4 8TA.



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    NO! to houses at Crossways
    NO one has the money for deposites!
    Can't sell my property after 9 months on the market
    What makes these proposed 700 houses any different to pressent situation???

    By Edwin_Hodgso1 at 16:26 on 12/03/13

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