10Feb 2017

Weymouth & Portland Local Plan Review View this email in your browser   Consultation for joint Local Plan Review A public consultation has started across West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland about the councils’ joint Local Plan Review. The Local Plan sets out a long-term planning strategy to meet future development needs. It covers important issues […]

09Dec 2016

After considerable time, effort and number-crunching, the results of the Consultation on how to progress local Government in Dorset has concluded. The “headline items” are – The 9 Unitary Authorities should be reduced to 2 Councils (Option 2b) The public’s main priorities are improving value for money and maintaining high levels of service The proposals […]

28Sep 2016

27 September 2016 Reshaping your councils We are half way through the Local Government Reorganisation Consultation. Residents still have time to have there say on proposals to change the nine Dorset councils including Bournemouth and Poole, to two unitary authorities. The proposals, an information document, some frequently asked questions and the consultation questionnaire are available […]

31Aug 2016

Primary Menu Consultation on unitary councils in Dorset – why get involved? How are councils in Dorset organised now? Why do we need to change? Our proposals for change Timeline Join the debate Latest news on the consultation Consultation on unitary proposals for Dorset – why get involved? Download the pdf version of Reshaping your councils […]

30Jun 2016

Travel and transport newsletter Have your say on the future of public transport in Dorset You can help shape the future of public and school transport in Dorset. Complete the survey Dorset County Council is seeking your views on proposed changes to subsidised bus services in Dorset. We have saved £500,000 on rural bus services […]

15Jun 2016

Combined Authority for Dorset? Start Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016 End Date: Friday 17 June 2016 Consultation Area: Dorset wide Method: Online Survey Organisation: Dorset County Council in partnership Contact Name: Steph Lyon Contact Phone: 01305 224271 Contact Email: About this Consultation Have your say: a combined authority for Dorset Alongside talk of unitary […]

14Nov 2015

The recently concluded public consultation on Dog Control in public spaces has called for more Warden Patrols, more visible enforcement and heavier penalties for irresponsible dog owners. Residents concerns centred mainly on dog fouling and owners who fail to clean up after their pets. The existing Control Order was endorsed by the vast majority (85%), […]

05Sep 2015

West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council – Gambling Policy Statement Consultation Weymouth & Portland Borough Council – Public Space Protection Orders (related to dogs) Information about the WPBC proposed move can be found –,consultation,12063,665,00.htm   – Apparently rising costs are causing controversy in Dorset Echo online Information about the Weymouth Town […]

11Aug 2015

Draft Waste Plan – (Be warned, this is a complex subject, about 13 chapters in the consultation document and some of the issues take a couple of read-throughs (for me, at least)           Draft Mineral Sites Plan –       Public Space Protection Order (related to dog control) […]