See ref; WDWP/Ex08
John will be tabling a question on Thursday 8th January (2pm) at South Parks House, Dorchester, challenging the WDDC as to why they have disqualified two petitions (one of which consisted of 1,400 signatures compiled by ADVEARSE opposing development of Vearse Farm) originally due to be presented on that date.
Note; I have recently been on holiday thus no website correspondence of late !
ADVEARSE have just received a letter from Matt Prosser, Chief Executive at the WDDC. It details in part that……
“…..In conclusion therefore, the petition will not be discussed by the full Council [on the 8th January, 2015]as the matter raised is one that has already been able to go through a separate investigation process through the public examination into the whole plan. The inspector will consider all of the evidence thoroughly before reaching his conclusions on whether the plan is sound. “
The full text can be supplied if requested.
ADVEARSE will be contacting the local media to convey their dissatisfaction on this infringement of the democratic process.
In this weeks View from Bridport (page 3)…….
From the Dorset Echo (12/12/2014)
Sketches of a development plan proposed for an area of outstanding natural beauty have been released.
Hallam Land Management submitted the designs as part of discussions surrounding a local plan for West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland.
The plans show drawings for a development of up to 760 new homes to the west of Bridport at Vearse Farm.
A campaign group, Advearse, has collected thousands of signatures opposing the idea.
A 1,400 signature petition will be deposited with WDDC indicating our objection to the development at Vearse Farm, at 9.30 am, prior to the meeting.
This precedes the meeting with the Inspector at South Parks House , Dorchester on this Thursday 4th December at 10.00 am.
WEST DORSET, WEYMOUTH & PORTLAND LOCAL PLAN EXAMINATION
The Hearings will take place in Committee Rooms A & B, West Dorset District Council Offices, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ
The sitting times are Tuesday to Thursday from 10am-1pm and from 2pm-5pm and on Friday from 10am to 1pm.
Details of the Draft Programme showing the Matters and Issues identified for discussion by the Inspector and Guidance Notes explaining the Examination process are available to download online at Draft Examination Programme in…..
Refer to Matter 11 for viewing submissions !