Aims and Objectives

Our aims are to:

  • Improve public awareness of the scale of the development proposed for Vearse Farm. In particular that the need for low-cost housing, should predominate over that of more expensive open-market housing. We feel that this prerequisite will then satisfy the issue of generating housing for the young and less well paid members of Bridport and its environs residents, who fall into these categories. This being over and the above, the allocation of 35% low-cost housing, currently destined for this development.
  • Highlight the serious objections to the development.
  • Engage with the democratic process to achieve the best outcome for the long term future of Bridport. In effect, supporting the aims of Vision 2030, the Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Act as a focus for people who are opposed to the development.

Our objectives are to:

  • Utilise communication channels to publicise the scale of the development and the reasons why this development is inappropriate, using the website and local media, thus ensuring more residents are aware of the scheme.
  • Work with local politicians and councils to ensure our concerns are addressed, which includes highlighting concerns with the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and attending (and having attended) Council meetings with representations to the Inspector (December 2014).
  • Utilise a range of measures, including petitions, to ensure that the scale of opposition is realised.
  • Be ready to adjust our organisation and tactics as the situation regarding Vearse Farm changes as they evolve, in the future.


2 thoughts on “Aims and Objectives”

  1. Good Day to you all
    Sadly we have the same situation here in East Sussex, hundreds of overpriced cramped dwellings with little affordability being foisted on us. It seems like a concrete tidal wave has been unleashed, utterly depressing and alarming, builders and landowners walk away with pockets full of cash while local Folk have to live with the consequences of this madness.
    I wish you all every success in your rightful battle to keep this corner of Dorset a pleasant and green place to live, if I can assist in any way please let me know. best wishes to you all

  2. I would like to add my name to Mr Fothergill and his comments above. It too live in East Sussex and agree that we are being overwhelmed by the wrong sort of development which spoils for good the nature and history of our beautiful countryside. Your area of Dorset is amongst the most iconic in England and I can understand why you want to fight tooth and nail, not to ban all development, but to make sure it is the development you need and want – not another money making scheme by big builders and landowners. I wish you all the very best of luck and echo the thoughts of Mr Fothergill in offering any assistance you might need.

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