Have your say on the Draft Mineral Sites Plan and the Draft Waste Plan
Consultation on the draft plans commences on Wednesday 15 July and ends on Wednesday 23 September 2015.
The Mineral Sites Plan will allocate suitable sites for quarrying of sand, gravel, building stones and ball clay to meet requirements. Further details are available here.
The new Waste Plan will identify sites for new waste management facilities to meet the county's needs. Once adopted, it will provide the policy framework for determining planning applications for waste management facilities. Further details are available here.
Broadstone Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
The Broadstone Neighbourhood Forum has prepared a draft Neighbourhood Plan which sets out a number of policies to address local issues in respect of housing, shopping and services, community facilities, employment and open spaces.
Public consultation on the draft Plan commences on Monday 1 June and closes on Wednesday 15 July 2015. Further details of the consultation and access to an online questionnaire are available here.
New Heathland Contribution
A new planning contribution came into effect on 8 April 2015. The contribution is payable on all residential planning applications where there is a net increase in dwellings. The charge will be collected as part of the overall Dorset Heathland Planning Framework Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy. The charge will be put toward funding Strategic Access Management and Monitoring, this is the non infrastructure element of the strategy. Details of the contribution can be found here.