Dorset Council Local Plan Consultation
A consultation on the Dorset Council Local Plan begins on 18 January and will last until 15 March. Once adopted, the Local Plan will guide decisions on planning applications in Dorset until 2038. The consultation is available online For people who don’t have access to the plan online there are paper copies available for loan at libraries through their click and collect service. If people are shielding volunteers can help you pick up a paper copy of the plan for you from your local library. Find out more about support for those shielding There are displays in windows of empty shops, libraries and Tourist Information Centres in some town centres. There will also be a phone line that people can call to ask questions. This number will be available Monday – Friday 10am - 2pm. The dedicated phone line is 01305 252500. A series of webinars will allow people to phone in and listen to, or view presentations about various sections of the plan. Once published, the webinars will be available to view at any time on our YouTube channel. Questions can be submitted in advance for the team to answer either as part of the webinar or afterwards. We will aim to respond to all questions asked to each webinar on our webpage no later than 2 weeks afterwards. There is also the ability for people who are not online to call in and listen to the webinar. This number is 0203 8554234 There are also bespoke surgeries for particular groups and town and parish councils available upon request – email for more details A series of animations and podcasts have been developed to help explain The Dorset Council Local Plan. These can be found through Dorset Council’s social media channels or on the podcast platform Anchor.