Dorset Council’s draft Local Plan Consultation

Wimborne Minster Town Council is drafting a response to Dorset Council’s draft Local Plan.

Dorset Council’s draft Local Plan documentation is complex and has a significant impact on Wimborne Minster and neighbouring parishes.

WMTC has set up a Task and Finish Group to help draft a response to the Plan for submission to and consideration by the Town Council.

The Task and Finish Group has identified six key theme areas within the documentation. These include:

  • Development Strategy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Housing
  • Economy
  • Community Infrastructure
  • Proposals for Wimborne and Colehill

Each of the key theme areas have been assigned a Lead Councillor to help collate responses relevant to that theme. The Town Council is also co-opting other individuals onto the Task and Finish Group as and when appropriate as well as liaising and sharing information with other bodies such as EDEP (East Dorset Environmental Partnership) and neighbouring Parish Councils.

The Town Council will hold a virtual meeting via Zoom on Friday 12 March 2021 at 10am to formally consider its response to Dorset Council’s draft Local Plan. An agenda and instructions on how to join this meeting will be made available on the Town Council’s website from Monday 8 March 2021.

As a consultee, the Town Council’s comments on the draft Local Plan will only count as one response. The Town Council is therefore urging all members of the local community to review and comment on the draft Local Plan as individuals. You can view and respond to Dorset Council’s draft Local Plan via the following online link:

Dorset Council’s draft Local Plan Consultation

The consultation ends on Monday 15 March 2021. All responses must be sent in by this date.