Options for a Local Plan for West Dorset

April 4, 2017

Although the deadline of midnight on Monday April 3rd 2017 to send in your comments on the Local Plan Issues and Options has now passed, information is still available about the issues.This page gives you all the background information on the review process, this is the Issues and Options paper itself. 

The planners are asking these questions specifically relating to Lyme Regis in the local plan review:

  • Lyme Regis has grown at an average of 15 dwellings per year over the last 5 years. Given the constrained nature of the Lyme Regis area, should we plan for a lower level of growth or maintain the current level of growth?

  • Are there any additional issues related to the development of the site options  identified in the Plan?

  • What are the infrastructure requirements for the development of the site options, individually or in combination with others?

  • Do you agree that the vast majority of the additional growth proposed for the period up to 2036 should be accommodated at Dorchester, Weymouth (including Chickerell and Littlemoor), Beaminster, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Portland, Sherborne and Crossways?

The Review also asks if any of the Key Employment Sites listed should in future have less protection than is currently afforded to them by the "key employment site" status. This would affect the Uplyme Road site, not only the Travis Perkins site but also the currently unused piece of land below the B! Gym which could provide affordable housing if the restriction were to be lifted. More information is available at the website https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/local-plan-review

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