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  • Dorset Council draft Annual Position Statement - 5 year housing land supply - stakeholder engagement

    Dorset Council is seeking to confirm its housing land supply position for the base period of 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024, by producing an Annual Position Statement (APS). This APS will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in July 2024. a The Inspectorate will then provide their recommendation in October 2024 with the housing land supply position then being confirmed until October 2025. The government's Published Planning Practice Guidance sets out the process for... More
    Opened 6 June 2024
  • Alderholt Neighbourhood Plan 2022 to 2034

    Alderholt Parish Council has prepared a neighbourhood plan for its parish. It has sent the draft plan to Dorset Council to arrange for its examination. Dorset Council must now consult on the submitted neighbourhood plan review for a minimum period of 6 weeks. This is a Regulation 16 consultation and will take place between 15 May 2024 and 25 June 2024 (inclusive). To respond to the consultation, see below. The submitted neighbourhood plan is: Alderholt Neighbourhood... More
    Opened 15 May 2024
  • Head over to Instagram

    Follow posts, stories and get involved in quick polls. @YouthInDorset More
    Opened 9 May 2024
  • Check back here soon for more opportunities to have your say

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    Opened 9 May 2024
  • Local Transport Plan Opportunities and Issues

    Dorset Council and BCP Council are working together on options to move around Dorset safely, efficiently, and sustainably for years to come. This will be a joint plan, designed and managed by BCP and Dorset Councils using the results of a wide-reaching engagement survey. The Councils are listening to valuable feedback and not making any big decisions at this stage. This joint plan will set out how transport is delivered to meet some of the demanding challenges facing the... More
    Closed 3 March 2024
  • Dorset Council News Magazine Survey

    We hope you find our magazine useful. To help us decide whether to continue producing it in a paper format in the future, we would like you to answer some questions. The magazine is delivered to households in the Dorset Council area twice a year. An audio version is also available on our website. The cost to Council Tax payers each year for printing and distributing the magazine is just under 35 pence for both editions. Prize draw If you would like to enter our prize draw for... More
    Closed 31 January 2024
  • Active Travel Infrastructure Plan

    Dorset Council's Active Travel Infrastructure Plan is a long term strategy for improving the network for walking, cycling and wheeling - that is, using a mobility scooter, wheelchair or similar mobility aid to get around. The plans include the network of prioritised routes based on which parts of the network would be most useful to improve. This survey gives you the opportunity to provide your views on: - whether the network of key routes is correct, and - whether the... More
    Closed 18 January 2024
  • Consultation for Conifers Primary School, Weymouth

    Dorset Council are consulting on the admissions arrangements for Conifers Primary School. The proposed Admission Numbers (AN) will apply to admissions to the relevant age group (the normal year of entry) commencing from the beginning of the school year 2025/26 and for any subsequent school year. The consultation will run from Wednesday 15 November until Tuesday 9 January 2024. The relevant information needed can be seen on the dedicated 2025 to 2026 school admission... More
    Closed 9 January 2024
  • Consultation for Cranborne Middle School

    Dorset Council are consulting on the admissions arrangements for Cranborne Middle School. The proposed Admission Numbers (AN) will apply to admissions to the relevant age group (the normal year of entry) commencing from the beginning of the school year 2025/26 and for any subsequent school year. The consultation will run from Wednesday 15 November until Tuesday 9 January 2024. The relevant information needed can be seen on the dedicated 2025 to 2026 school admission... More
    Closed 9 January 2024
  • Consultation for Bincombe Valley Primary School, Weymouth

    Dorset Council are consulting on the admissions arrangements for Bincombe Valley Primary School, Weymouth. The proposed Admission Numbers (AN) will apply to admissions to the relevant age group (the normal year of entry) commencing from the beginning of the school year 2025/26 and for any subsequent school year. The consultation will run from Wednesday 15 November until Tuesday 9 January 2024. The relevant information needed can be seen on the dedicated 2025 to 2026... More
    Closed 9 January 2024
  • Purbeck Local Plan supplementary proposed main modifications

    Supplementary Proposed Main Modifications Consultation This consultation relates to supplementary proposed Main Modifications (SMM) to the Purbeck Local Plan (2018-2034). These are modifications which are necessary to address planning issues of soundness and for compliance with legislation relating to the local plan making process. The consultation runs between 10 November 2023 and 11:45 pm on 22 December 2023. The Council will not consider any representations received after... More
    Closed 22 December 2023
  • Childcare Survey for Dorset Families

    This survey is to find out from parents and carers what your experiences and needs are in relation to childcare for children and young people 0-14 years (18 for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The Childcare Act 2006 and the statutory guidance Early Education and Childcare Guidance for local authorities requires local authorities to assess whether we have enough childcare, at the times, and in the places, that Dorset families need. We want to... More
    Closed 8 December 2023
  • Better Days - Day Opportunities Survey

    We want to better understand how to redevelop our day opportunities model. A significant number of people in our county, for a number of reasons including illness or disability, need some support to plan their days or access activities and interests that matter to them. We call this support to access day opportunities. Our aim is to inform the development of a day opportunity model that offers choice, variety and personalisation for the people who use them. We want to find out... More
    Closed 8 December 2023
  • Better Days - Day Opportunities Survey (Easy Read)

    In 2021, we asked people in Dorset what they wanted to do with their day and how we could help make it better. We asked about how people use day services and other day opportunities. People told us that they wanted to be with their friends and have a variety of activites to do in their week. But we asked these questions during the Coronavirus lockdown and we are not sure that people told us everything they wanted to. ... More
    Closed 8 December 2023
  • Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

    In accordance with the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 all local authorities are required to complete a formal review of their parliamentary polling districts and polling places at least every five years. The purpose of the review is to ensure that all polling districts and polling places are, as far as possible, suitable and accessible to all voters. The last review of Polling District and Polling Places for Dorset Council took place in 2019: Agenda and... More
    Closed 13 November 2023
  • Dorset Council - Gambling Policy Consultation

    The Council, as Licensing Authority under the Gambling Act 2005, is required to publish a Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy at least every three years. The purpose of the policy statement is to define how the Council will exercise its responsibilities under the Act. The draft revised policy has been prepared by officers and and is now ready to be published, in draft format, for a period of public consultation. The changes to the policy are of a minor nature and generally... More
    Closed 9 November 2023
  • Dorset Council - Licensing Policy Consultation

    The Council, as Licensing Authority under the Licensing Act 2003, is required to publish a Licensing Policy at least every five years. The purpose of the policy statement is to define how the Council will exercise its responsibilities under the Act: Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026 . The Statutory Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 advises however that any Cumulative Impact Area(s) are reviewed every three years. The Dorset Licensing Policy contains... More
    Closed 9 November 2023
  • Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2024/25 Consultation

    A new Council Tax Reduction Scheme for Dorset Council Each year Dorset Council must decide whether to change the Council Tax Reduction scheme for working age applicants in its area. There are no changes for Pension Age applicants as they are part of the national scheme. This year the Council is deciding whether to significantly change the working age Council Tax Reduction Scheme. We are legally required to consult on any proposed changes to the scheme and we’re asking you to take... More
    Closed 25 October 2023
  • Housing Strategy

    Dorset Council is aiming to produce it’s housing strategy by the end of 2023. Before we do, we want to hear from you. What is important to you when it comes to housing in the Dorset Council area. What is a Housing Strategy? A housing strategy is a local housing authority’s vision for housing in its area. It sets out objectives on how the council aims to manage and deliver its strategic housing role. Policies about housing issues should reflect the housing strategy. ... More
    Closed 2 October 2023
  • Proposed Dog Related Public Spaces Protection Order

    The aim of the Dog Related Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is to promote responsible dog ownership so that everyone can use and enjoy public spaces. The Order clarifies the controls for dog owners and non-owners on public spaces across the Dorset Council area. The Order is restrictive in nature so, it is important to make sure any restrictions are proportionate and consistent across the Dorset Council area. The PSPO incorporates restrictions at specific beaches and... More
    Closed 25 August 2023
  • Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy

    We need your help in developing Dorset Council’s new voluntary and community sector strategy. Please fill in our quick 10 minute survey by 16th August 2023. Your feedback will help us improve how we work with local community and voluntary organisations. Dorset has a strong and vibrant voluntary and community sector (VCS) - one that has evolved over recent years to reflect the changing needs of local communities. Through the ‘Dorset Together’ network, we have worked with... More
    Closed 16 August 2023
  • Weymouth Harbour General Directions - Consultation

    To assist in the management of Weymouth Harbour, in compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code, the Council has obtained an extended and modernised power to issue general directions under the Weymouth Harbour Revision Order 2021, and new General Directions have been drafted. This consultation on the proposed introduction of new General Directions is being carried out in accordance with article 22 of the Weymouth Harbour Revision Order 2021. The... More
    Closed 9 August 2023
  • Dorset Council planning for climate change consultation

    Dorset Council has prepared three draft guidance documents to assist in addressing climate change through planning. The documents provide guidance on considering climate change when planning applications are being prepared and decided. The documents are: Planning for climate change: Interim Guidance and Position Statement - provides commentary on the weight that can be given to climate change in decision making and sets out considerations for new buildings... More
    Closed 8 June 2023
  • Dorset Community Governance Review - 2023

    Dorset Council is undertaking a Community Governance Review of all the parishes within the Vale of Allen Grouped Parish Council, Chickerell, Weymouth and all parishes in the Winterborne Farringdon Grouped Parish Council. More
    Closed 17 April 2023
  • Fairfield Road improvements

    Dorset Council wants your views on proposed changes to the layout of Fairfield Road, Dorchester, to improve conditions for people getting about by foot, wheelchair, scooter or bike. More
    Closed 17 March 2023
  • Dorset Council Call for Sites

    Please use this online form to submit sites for assessment by the Council. We are interested in receiving submissions for sites that may have potential for: New homes (including for the settled and Traveller communities). Employment land. Mitigation for habitat sites. Renewable or low carbon energy. Whilst the formal 'Call for Sites 2023' will close on 1st July 2023 you may still submit sites for assessment. However, we will prioritise the... More
    Opened 13 March 2023
  • Dorset 2023 Crime Survey

    The Dorset Community Safety Partnership is writing its new three year Community Safety Plan. The plan will set out the issues organisations need to tackle and how they’ll go about doing it. More
    Closed 5 March 2023
  • Let's Talk Libraries: Phase Two Public Consultation

    Let’s Talk Libraries: developing a new Dorset Council Library Strategy We are developing a new library strategy which will shape the future of our Dorset Council library service. Our library service is made up of: 23 council run libraries an online library service a home library service, which delivers services to housebound residents This survey refers to the 23 libraries we run, not the eight community managed... More
    Closed 30 December 2022
  • Let's Talk Libraries: Phase Two Children’s Survey 5-15

    In phase one of Let's Talk Libraries, we asked what you thought of our libraries. You told us what you did when you visited and what would make them more fun. Thank you for sharing your ideas! We have listened to your ideas and have made a plan for the future of our libraries. We would like to ask for your help again to improve our plan. This survey is for you if you are aged 5 to 15 years old. There is a different survey available if you are over... More
    Closed 30 December 2022
  • Let's Talk Libraries: Phase Two Employee, Business and Partner Survey

    Let’s Talk Libraries: developing a new Dorset Council Library Strategy Employee, business and partner survey This is the employee, business and partner Let’s Talk Libraries survey. This means you are completing the survey in your professional role. For example as a: councillor, employee, volunteer, or on behalf of a partner agency, community organisation or business. To complete this survey as a member of the public, go to our public survey . We are developing a... More
    Closed 22 December 2022
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