The Town Council has submitted its response to the Dorset Council Draft Local Plan and is unable to support the Plan in its current form.   The Town Council’s Task & Finish Group set up for this project compiled its response following consultation with members of the public, resident groups, colleagues in neighbouring councils and other relevant community groups, as well as conducting desk-based research and analysis.

The Town Council strongly objects to any further major housing developments and what appears to be a significantly unjustified and unfair distribution of proposed development in the Wimborne area. It believes that the listed historic, severely restrained streets and unique infrastructure of the Town has failed to be acknowledged in this Local Plan. The additional development through the continuing proposed revision (removal) of the small areas of remaining Green Belt further burdens the historic Town.

The Town Council’s full response can be found here.