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Adopted Local Plan examination documents - West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland

This page contains correspondence between the Planning Inspector and West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland councils, matter statements submitted to the Local Plan Examination Hearing and other documents that were submitted during the course of the Examination Hearings.

Correspondence with the Planning Inspector

Document ReferenceDocument TitleDate
CD/INSP1 Letter from Pegasus Group 18 July 2013
CD/INSP2 Letter from Inspector 19 July 2013
CD/INSP3 Letter from Hilary Jordan 24 July 2013
CD/INSP4 Letter from Hilary Jordan 7 August 2013
CD/INSP5 Councils response to Inspectors Letter 17 January 2014
CD/INSP6 Councils response to Inspectors Letter - Appendix 2 17 January 2014
CD/INSP7 Exploratory Meeting - Councils' Opening Statement 22 January 2014
CD/INSP8 Notes of Exploratory Meeting - summary of main issues discussed 22 January 2014
CD/INSP9 Councils' Supplementary Response on Sustainability Appraisal Issues, Following Exploratory Meeting 3 February 2014
CD/INSP10 Inspector's Response Following the West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland Local Plan Exploratory Meeting  3 February 2014
CD/INSP11 Letter from Hilary Jordan 13 March 2014
CD/INSP12 Letter from the Inspector 17 March 2014
CD/INSP13 Letter from the Inspector relating to CIL clarification 23 December 2014
CD/INSP14 Letter from the Inspector suggesting Exploratory Meeting 2 December 2013
CD/INSP15 Letter from the Inspector setting out detailed concerns regarding the Local Plan 10 December 2013
CD/INSP16 Inspector's Initial questions to the Councils 19 July 2013
CD/INSP17 CIL Clarification Letter 26 January 2015
 

West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Local Plan Examination Matter Statements

The statements listed below follow the running order of the examination hearing programme.

Matter 1: Procedural Matters and Legal Compliance including Duty to Cooperate and Sustainability Appraisal

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 1
Nick Perrins: Turley Sherborne Castle Estates Yes 261 Sherborne Castle ID261 Matter 1
Malcolm Brown: Sibbett Gregory Betterment Properties (Weymouth) Limited Further Written Rep Only 578 Betterment ID578 Matter 1
Andrew Elliot: Terence O'Rourke Grainger plc Yes 648 Grainger ID648 Matter 1
Sarah Hamilton-Foyn: Pegasus Persimmon Homes (South Coast) Ltd Yes 797 Persimmon ID797 Matter 1
Dominick Veasey: Nexus Planning Woodsford Farms Yes 933 Woodsford Farms ID933 Matter 1

Matter 2: Introduction

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 2 
Andrew Elliot: Terence O'Rourke Grainger plc Yes 648 Grainger ID648 Matter 2
Sarah Hamilton-Foyn: Pegasus Persimmon Homes (South Coast) Ltd Yes 797 Persimmon ID797 Matter 2

Matter 3: Spatial Strategy

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 3
Mr B Curry Mr B Curry Yes 87 Curry ID87 Matter 3
Nick Perrins: Turley Sherborne Castle Estates Yes 261 Sherborne Castle ID261 Matter 3
Steve Briggs: Smiths Gore Salisbury Diocesan Board of Finance Yes 328 Salisbury Diocese ID328 Matter 3
Simon Coles: WYG C G Fry and Son Ltd Yes 526 C G Fry ID 526 Matter 3
Malcolm Brown: Sibbett Gregory Betterment Properties (Weymouth) Ltd Yes 578

Betterment ID578 Matter 3

Betterment ID578 Apx AP1 Matter 3

Betterment ID578 Apx MD1 Matter 3

Betterment ID578 Apx MDB2 Matter 3

Dorchester Civic Society Dorchester Civic Society Further Written Rep Only 611 DorCivicSoc ID611 Matter 3
Andrew Elliot: Terence O'Rourke Grainger plc Yes 648

Grainger ID648 Matter 3

Grainger ID648 Addendum to Matter 3

Georgina Tibbs: Barton Willmore A G Jessopp Ltd Yes 686 AG Jessop Ltd ID686 Matter 3
Richard Burgess: RB Planning Mr and Mrs L. O'Neill Yes 781 BURGESS Matter 3
Sarah Hamilton-Foyn: Pegasus Persimmon Homes (South Coast) Ltd Yes 797 Persimmon ID797 Matter 3
Richard Burgess: RB Planning The Portland Stone Firms Further Written Rep Only 807 BURGESS Matter 3
Richard Burgess: RB Planning Portland Stone Ltd Further Written Rep Only 811 BURGESS Matter 3
Felicity Tozer: Tetlow King SW HARP Planning Consortium Yes 884

SW HARP ID884 Matter 3

SW HARP ID884 Apx A-D Matter 3

SW HARP ID884 Apx E-H Matter 3

SW HARP ID884 Apx 1-K Matter 3

Richard Burgess: RB Planning Mr E. Whettam Yes 919 BURGESS Matter 3
Dominick Veasey: Nexus Planning Woodsford Farms Yes 933 Woodsford Farms ID933 Matter 3
Alistair Macdonald: RPS Taylor Wimpey Yes 3843 Taylor Wimpey ID3843 Matter 3
Gladman Developments Ltd Gladman Developments Ltd Further Written Rep Only 3846 Gladman Dev ID3846 Matter 3

Matter 4: Housing Policy

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 4
Mr B Curry Mr B Curry Further Written Rep Only 87 Curry ID87 Matter 4
Steve Briggs: Smiths Gore Salisbury Diocesan Board of Finance Yes 328 Salisbury Diocese ID328 Matter 4
Pegasus Group Ernest Cook Trust Further Written Rep Only 584 Ernest Cook ID584 Matter 4
Mrs Susan Greene Mrs Susan Greene Yes 650 Greene ID650 Matter 4
Mr Robin Legg Mr Robin Legg Yes 723 Legg ID723 Matter 4
Sarah Hamilton-Foyn: Pegasus Persimmon Homes (South Coast) Ltd Yes 797 Persimmon ID797 Matter 4
Felicity Tozer: Tetlow Kin SW HARP Planning Consortium Yes 884 SW HARP ID884 Matter 4
Alistair Macdonald: RPS Taylor Wimpey Yes 3843 Taylor Wimpey ID3843 Matter 4

Matter 5: Economy

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 5
Miss Sandie Wilson Portland Harbour Authority Yes 430 Portland Harbour ID430 Matters 5 6 7 10
Pegasus Group Ernest Cook Trust Further Written Rep Only 584 Ernest Cook ID584 Matter 5
Andrew Elliot: Terence O'Rourke Grainger plc Further Written Rep Only 648 Grainger ID648 Matter 5
Sarah Hamilton-Foyn: Pegasus Persimmon Homes (South Coast) Ltd Yes 797 Persimmon ID797 Matter 5
Patrick Atherton: PA Surveying West Dorset Holiday Parks Ass'n Yes 916 West Dorset HPA ID916 Matters 5&6

Matter 6: Environment and Climate Change

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 6
Miss Sandie Wilson Portland Harbour Authority Yes 430 Portland Harbour ID430 Matters 5 6 7 10
Simon Coles: WYG C G Fry and Son Ltd Yes 526 C G Fry ID526 Matter 6
Pegasus Group Ernest Cook Trust Further Written Rep Only 584 Ernest Cook ID584 Matter 6
Mrs Susan Greene Mrs Susan Greene Yes 650 Greene ID650 Matter 6
Weymouth Civic Society Weymouth Civic Society Further Written Rep Only 914 WeymouthCivicSociety ID914 Matters 6
Patrick Atherton: PA Surveying West Dorset Holiday Parks Ass'n Yes 916 West Dorset HPA ID916 Matters 5&6

Matter 7: Community Needs and Infrastructure

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 7
Miss Sandie Wilson Portland Harbour Authority Yes 430 Portland Harbour ID430 Matters 5 6 7 10
Sarah Hamilton-Foyn: Pegasus Persimmon Homes (South Coast) Ltd Yes 797 Persimmon ID797 Matter 7
Weymouth Civic Society Weymouth Civic Society Further Written Rep Only 914 WeymouthCivicSociety ID914 Matters 7

Matter 8: Weymouth

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 8
Mr M Kelly Mr M Kelly Yes 204 Kelly ID204 Matter 8
Malcolm Brown: Sibbett Gregory Betterment Properties (Weymouth) Limited Yes 578 Betterment ID578 Matter 8
Weymouth Civic Society Weymouth Civic Society Further Written Rep Only 914 WeymouthCivicSociety ID914 Matters 8

Matter 9: Peripheral Weymouth Localities

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 9
David Lane: DLA Planning Ltd Owners of Aldwickbury Yes 262 Aldwickbury ID262 Matter 9
Steve Briggs: Smiths Gore Salisbury Diocesan Board of Finance Yes 328 Salisbury Diocese ID328 Matter 9
Simon Coles: WYG C G Fry and Son Ltd Yes 526 C G Fry ID526 Matter 9
Ms Gill Smith Dorset County Council Yes 544 DorsetCC ID544 Matters 9 14 15 16 
Richard Burgess: RB Planning Icen Farm Yes 705 BURGESS Matter 9
Richard Boother: RPS Littlemoor Development Consortium Yes 729 Littlemoor ID729 Matter 9
Richard Burgess: RB Planning Mr and Mrs L. O'Neill Yes 781 BURGESS Matter 9
Sarah Hamilton-Foyn: Pegasus Persimmon Homes (South Coast) Ltd Yes 797 Persimmon ID797 Matter 9
Richard Burgess: RB Planning Mr E. Whettam Yes 919 BURGESS Matter 9

Matter 10: Portland

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 10
Miss Sandie Wilson Portland Harbour Authority Yes 430 Portland Harbour ID430 Matters 5 6 7 10

Matter 11: Western Localities of West Dorset

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 11
Tim Hoskinson: Savills Hallam Land Management Yes 7

HallamLand ID7 Matter 11

HallamLand ID7 Apx1 Matter 11

HallamLand ID7 Apx2 Matter 11

HallamLand ID7 Apx3 Matter 11

HallamLand ID7 Apx4 Matter 11

Mr M J Warner Mr M J Warner Yes 407 Warner ID407 Matter 11
Mr Michael Dower (Mr Jim Holden and Mrs Janet Page) Beaminster Town Council Yes 639 Beaminster TC ID639 Matter 11
Mr Bob Gillis Bridport Town Council Yes 641 BridportTC ID641 Matter 11
Mr Ross Jessopp A G Jessopp Ltd Yes 696 AG Jessopp Ltd ID696 Matter 11
Simon Collier: WYG Summerfield Homes Yes 853

Summerfield Homes 853 - Matter 11

Summerfield Homes ID853 Apx 2 Part1 Matter 11

Summerfield Homes ID853 Apx 2 Part2 Matter 11

Summerfield Homes ID853 Apx 2 Part3 Matter 11

Summerfield Homes ID853 Apx 3 Matter 11

Summerfield Homes ID853 Apx 4 Matter 11

Ms Sarah Horniman Ms Sarah Horniman Yes 2519 Horniman ID2519 Matter 11
Mr Barry Bates ADVEARSE Yes 3517 ADVEARSE ID3517 Matter 11
Mr Andrew Leppard Mr Andrew Leppard Yes 3533 Leppard ID3533 Matter 11
Dr David Lee Dr David Lee Yes 3538 Lee ID3538 Matter 11
Hayward and Co. Hayward and Co. Further Written Rep Only 3808

Hayward ID3808 Matter 11.7 FWRO

Haywards ID3808 List of Traders Matter 11

Alistair Macdonald: Savills Taylor Wimpey Yes 3843 Taylor Wimpey ID3843 Matter 11

Matter 12: Northern Localities of West Dorset

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 12
Nick Perrins: Turley Sherborne Castle Estates Yes 261 Sherborne Castle ID261 Matter 12

Matter 13: Eastern Localities of West Dorset

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 13
Duchy of Cornwall Duchy of Cornwall Further Written Rep Only 45

DuchyofCornwall ID45 Matter 13 (part1)

DuchyofCornwall ID45 Matter 13 (part2)

Mr Rohan Torkildsen English Heritage Yes 591 English Heritage ID591 Matter 13
Andrew Elliot: Terence O'Rourke Grainger plc Yes 648 Grainger ID648 Matter 13
Mr John Stobart Natural England Yes 782 Natural England ID 782 Matter 13
Sarah Hamilton-Foyn: Pegasus Persimmon Homes (South Coast) Ltd Yes 797 Persimmon ID797 Matter 13
Dominick Veasey: Nexus Planning Woodsford Farms Yes 933 Woodsford Farms ID933 Matter 13

Matters 14, 15 and 16

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A WDWP Matter 16
Ms Gill Smith Dorset County Council Yes 544 DorsetCC ID544 Matters 9 14 15 16
Richard Burgess: RB Planning Mr and Mrs L. O'Neill Yes 781 BURGESS Matter 16
Richard Burgess: RB Planning The Portland Stone Firms Ltd Yes 807 BURGESS Matter 16
Richard Burgess: RB Planning Portland Stone Ltd Yes 811 BURGESS Matter 16
Richard Burgess: RB Planning Mr and Mrs E. Siviter Yes 859 BURGESS Matter 16
Richard Burgess: RB Planning Mr E. Whettam Yes 919 BURGESS Matter 16
Richard Burgess: RB Planning Mr and Mrs A. Wood Yes 936 BURGESS Matter 16

Community Infrastructure Levy

ParticipantRepresentingAppearingIDStatement
West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Council Yes N/A (MS/CIL1) WDWP CIL Matter Statement

Statements of Common Ground

The councils prepared Statements of Common Ground (SOCG) to assist the Inspector at the examination.

Suggested Changes to the Local Plan

The councils put forward a number of suggested changes, in addition to those corrections already published as Post Submission errata and the Further Proposed Changes which were subject to public consultation in July 2014.

Further changes the councils suggested included:

  • suggested changes set out in the councils' hearing statements (its response to EiP Hearing Matters) (November 2014)
  • suggested changes not arising from Hearing Statements (November 2014) - mainly typographical changes or minor updating changes
  • suggested changes arising from Statements of Common Ground (October/November 2014)

A schedule of suggested changes was published by the councils to aid all parties before and during the hearing sessions. The changes proposed were those suggested by West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Councils and were presented to the Examination for consideration by the Inspector. The document was regularly updated during the examination and hearing sessions.

Documents submitted during the course of the hearings

Document ReferenceDate SubmittedDocument TitlePublication date
WDWP/Ex01 Thursday 27 November WDWP Ex01 Meeting Note with Purbeck District Council and Natural England October 2014
WDWP/Ex02 Friday 28 November West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Workforce Skills Plan 2014 - 2017 September 2014
WDWP/Ex03 Wednesday 3 December Matter 13 - BuroHappold Archaeology Survey November 2014
WDWP/Ex04 Tuesday 9 December WDWP Ex04 Technical note on A354 Rodwell and Wyke Regis Relief Route - the Western Route December 2014
WDWP/Ex05 Tuesday 9 December Pro Vision, Proposed SANG Plan - Land South of Warmwell Road, Crossways December 2014
WDWP/Ex06 Wednesday 10 December Consideration of amendments to Policy COM7 and COM11 December 2014
WDWP/Ex07 Wednesday 10 December Consideration of the need for additional text to refer economic viability issues December 2014
WDWP/Ex08 Wednesday 10 December Educational Provision in Bridport - Vearse Farm Development December 2014
WDWP/Ex09 Wednesday 10 December Consideration of amendments to Section 5.7 and Policy HOUS 6 December 2014
WDWP/Ex10 Wednesday 10 December Consideration of amendments to Sites for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople December 2014
WDWP/Ex11 Wednesday 10 December Consideration of amendments to Weymouth Policies December 2014
WDWP/Ex12 Thursday 11 December Statement of Common Ground 6 - Environment Agency December 2014
WDWP/Ex13 Friday 12 December Note from Peter Brett Associates (PBA) Outlining approach taken to Job Forecasts December 2014
WDWP/Ex14 Monday 15 December Policy DOR 10 Dorchester Transport and Environment Plan - Confirmation of suggested changes to the allocation boundary December 2014
WDWP/Ex15 Monday 15 December Policy DOR 7 Red Cow Farm December 2014
WDWP/Ex16 Wednesday 7 January Suggested Changes to Chickerell Policies January 2015
WDWP/Ex17 Tuesday 23 December Suggested Changes to ENV4 and ENV2 by Portland Port December 2014
WDWP/Ex18 Thursday 8 January Consideration of Policy ECON2 Protection of Key Employment Sites January 2015
WDWP/Ex19 Tuesday 23 December Suggested Changes to Economy policies in relation to Portland Harbour Authority and a specific port related policy December 2014
WDWP/Ex20 Tuesday 23 December Suggested Changes to ENV 13 and ENV 16 December 2014
WDWP/Ex21 Thursday 15 January Suggested Changes to LYME 2 Land Around Lyme Regis January 2015
WDWP/Ex22 Thursday 15 January Crossways - Addition of New Policy CRS2 and associated supporting text January 2015

Consultation on approach to job forecasts WDWP/Ex13

During the examination, the Inspector requested further information about the approach taken to job forecasts by the councils' consultants Peter Brett Associates. This has been published as WDWP/Ex13. The Inspector was prepared to accept further written comments insofar as they relate only to the relative strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches used in the calculation of employment growth and the number of jobs forecast during the plan period. All parties involved in the hearing sessions relating to Matters 3 and 5 were invited to respond by 15 January 2015 via the Programme Officer.

Details of the submissions made are provided below.

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