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Weymouth Town Council invites residents to discuss Dorset Local Plan

Weymouth Town Council are inviting residents to a Full Council meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 9th March to share thoughts about the Dorset Council Local Plan.

Councillors have met to discuss the plan would like to hear from local people about key aspects affecting housing, employment and the environment in our town.

Councillors will discuss feedback from residents and its response to the consultation. The town council are encouraging residents to submit their views, questions or concerns relating to the local plan for discussion. Residents can also request to attend the virtual meeting to speak directly to councillors.

If you would like to submit a question or attend the virtual meeting, email office@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01305 239839.

The meeting will be livestreamed on Weymouth Town Council’s Facebook page.

Cllr Graham Winter, Mayor of Weymouth Town Council, said:

“The Local Plan will set out planning policies which will impact on the future of Dorset. It’s important for local people to have their say so we can get a plan that works for Weymouth.”

Cllr David Harris, Chair of the Finance & Governance Committee, said:

“We are holding this meeting to help us finalise our response to the massive, but important plan after hearing the views of residents on the issues specifically affecting Weymouth. It is also an opportunity for residents to hear the views of councillors on key aspects affecting housing, employment and the environment in our town, so please join us even if you do not wish to say anything.”

A consultation on the Dorset Council Local Plan began on Monday 18th January and will run until Monday 15th March.

Once put into place, the local plan will be referred to guide planning applications until 2038. The plan will go through several phases and will include a further chance for feedback on the ‘soundness’ of the plan. It will also be scrutinised by the planning inspectorate before it is adopted.

The consultation and opportunity to submit feedback direct to Dorset Council is available here.

There are also paper copies of the plan available at local libraries through their click and collect services.