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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.

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'WALKABOUTS'

On 17th and 18th July and 24th and 25th July the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group plan to host 'walkabouts' around various areas of the Parish to gather area specific feedback

Details to follow on this website, social media, www.woolparishcouncil.com and the Parish Council Newsletter

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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 contact@woolparishnp.com

 

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: contact@woolparishnp.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