WELCOME TO THE WOOL PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WEBSITE
The Parish Council decided to create a Neighbourhood Plan to:
Develop a shared vision for Wool, Bovington and East Burton which is led by local people
Increase the Parish Council’s proportion of money generated by developments to improve our Parish
Identify and protect important local green spaces
Influence what new homes should be like
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN IS NOT A WAY TO STOP DEVELOPMENT BUT CAN HOPEFULLY SHAPE IT
UPDATE ON PROGRESS
Progress has been hindered by the various lockdowns but we have analysed the feedback we received to our 2019 questionnaire and identified key themes.
We are now developing 'policies' which are 'legally binding rules' developers must follow once our Neighbourhood Plan is in force. We are working on policies in the areas outlined below.
Join us on a walkabout and tell us what you think!
The Wool Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are hosting ‘walkabouts’ throughout the Parish. Come along and tell us what’s important to you about where you live – we’ll be the ones hanging about at the places listed below with clipboards.
Saturday 24th July, 10:30am
1. Old Wool (meet at the phone box on the corner of Colliers Lane and High Street)
Saturday 24th July, 2:30pm
2. Central Wool from the station to Bailey’s Drove (meet outside Wool Station)
Sunday 25th July, 10:30am
3. Bovington (meet outside Bovington Legion)
Sunday 25th July, 2:30pm
4. Bovington Village - Cologne Road and surrounding areas (meet outside Cologne Road Community Room)
Saturday 31st July, 10:30am
5. Chalkpit Lane, Hillside, Lower Hillside and surrounding areas (meet outside The D’Urberville)
Saturday 31st July, 2:30pm
6. East Burton (meet outside East Burton Village Hall)
Sunday 1st August, 10:30am
7. Purbeck Gate (meet by the play park)
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT?
The Steering Group will use your feedback to develop a Neighbourhood Plan (NP).
The NP will address the issues you have highlighted and try to ensure what you like remains in place across the Parish.
Wool Parish Council wants an NP in place as soon as possible so the Steering Group will focus on ‘quick wins’ in light of the proposed developments. There will be revisions of the plan in future years to address the remaining issues.
The Steering Group will continue to communicate whilst the plan is under development and you may be asked for your opinions again.
Please note: It is not too late to provide feedback and you can do so at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the NP has been developed, you will be able to vote on it in a referendum. If more than 50% of voters approve it will become a legal document which must be followed by developers and anyone building property.
Issues you have raised that cannot be addressed in the NP will be passed onto the relevant bodies for action.
If you have any thoughts on the comments or would like to get involved then you can email: email@example.com
To find out more about The Local Plan visit https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/planning-buildings-land/planning-policy/dorset-council-local-plan/about-the-dorset-council-local-plan-january-2021-consultation.aspx