Wimborne Minster Town Council

Planning and Environment

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Terms of Reference

  • Planning recommendations to the East Dorset District Council
  • Planning appeals
  • The recommending to the East Dorset District Council of the Issue of
  • Enforcement Notices
  • Highway, footpath and waterways matters
  • To monitor traffic management throughout the town
  • To monitor Tree Preservation Orders
  • To monitor Wimborne Minster’s Conservation Areas and issues
  • To monitor tourism
  • To monitor the tidiness of the town
  • To encourage conservation and environment protection in Wimborne Minster

Delegated to Committee

  • To comment on all planning and allied applications including those related to listed buildings, advertisements and trees.
  • To respond on behalf of the Council to planning appeals.
  • To comment on behalf of the Council on traffic management and road safety proposals
  • To administer on behalf of the Council the Committee’s approved annual budget.
  • To liaise with other agencies on matters concerning roads, footpaths and waterways.
  • To monitor on behalf of the Council the tidiness of the town.
  • To be responsible for Conservation Areas issues in the town.
  • To liaise with statutory undertakers and local authorities on matters concerning their street furniture, signing, building structures and public seating.
  • To be responsible to the Council for any action in respect of Agenda 21, conservation or environmental protection.
  • To assist other agencies with tourism in the town including tourism related signs.
  • To be responsible for the Council’s public lighting.
  • To comment where necessary on matters concerning Wimborne Hospital and other Health Authority responsibilities.