west parley parish council

Core Strategy Housing Plans for West Parley

The Present Position - 1 October 2013
The 3 week Examination in Public by the appointed independent Planning Inspector is now over. The immediate result is that both the Inspector and the East Dorset District Council (EDDC) have requested numerous "main modifications" and these will result in considerable delays. It may well be that the Examination in Public has to be resumed in mid 2014.

These "Modifications" have to be published by EDDC (about mid November) then put out to public consultation for 6 weeks. West Parley will make detailed responses through our professional advisers. The plans then have to be revised, re-published and sent back to the Inspector (possibly March/April 2014).

So far we know about one modification that affects West Parley. That is the plan (FWP7) for 200 houses to be built in the field that goes uphill from Ridgeway to the old Dudsbury Hill Fort. This is going to be quite sharply reduced - see diagram. We do not yet know the exact number of new houses that will be left in the plan, but it can be seen that the majority of this attractive landscape will be left open. What is more, it will then be available for the public to roam.

We shall learn more details about this, and about the plans for the New Road field (FWP6 - 320 houses) when the Inspector publishes her report. This could be anywhere from mid to late 2014, depending on whether she sees the need to reopen the Examination in Public after she has seen the eventual "Main Modifications".

The actual building of any houses is still quite far away. The Secretary of State has to approve the plans (end 2014?) and then the developers have to put in detailed planning applications for EDDC to approve. This is an extended process, likely to take over a year. If EDDC approves the plans (and there is a Local Election for all the EDDC Councillors in May 2015) it could be 2016 before any building starts, at a likely projected rate of 30 units a year.

The Parish Council will keep residents up to date as this long drawn out planning saga slowly progresses.

Whats On

Coffee Mornings Suspended

The weekly Wednesday coffee mornings which were started by the Parish Council and PoPPS at the Council’s premises at 275 Christchurch Road, have been suspended whilst repairs are undertaken at the building. We hope to reinstate these as soon as possible.

West Parley Official Guide

The new Parish Guide is ready. . have a look!
You might also want this local map.

Heritage Walk

learn all about West Parley's history as you walk, it is well researched, informative, and has just been updated with lots of new historical information. . more

Parley Health Walks

Initially started by WPPC and EDDC, our weekly Health Walk is one of the most well attended in the eastern area of Dorset. Organised by Volunteer leaders, they take place every Wednesday at 10am from the West Parley Community Sports and Social Club at 275 Christchurch Road (BH22 8SQ). Our car park allows parking provision for upto 100 cars and you can be walking in healthland within minutes. Lets get healthy and have some fun. . . more

There's plenty going on in West Parley - click here for the latest.

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Next Meetings

Planning committee
Wed 6th November 2019, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Parish Council
Wed 16th October 2019, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Agendas / Minutes

Newsletters

Parish Council update for June 2017
previous newsletters:

Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for September 2019 -

Dorset Catchment Partnerships newsletter for Summer 2019

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