As part of the package of Community Rights, Community Led Housing sits alongside Neighbourhood Planning as a way to meet the housing needs of local people. Portland Community Partnership has supported these initiatives and the attached papers sets out background information about the reasons why and also information about the Wessex Land Trust who are […]
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£22.8m announced for continued neighbourhood planning funding The Department for Communities and Local Government announced their continued commitment to neighbourhood planning this week, with around £5.5m allocated per year from 2018-2022 to provide expert support and advice through information services, grants, and technical support packages. To date, over 400 neighbourhood plans have successfully passed referendum […]
A report setting out development strategies towards Housing and Employment Land is now available to view. The intention is the Neighbourhood Plan meeting on the 19th September 7pm at the Methodist Hall, Easton will be an opportunity to discuss this report and the next stages of the Plan.
This initiative by Dorset County Council (DCC) is intended to look at the future of service delivery and also the way in which the existing property estate can be used. The PCP is supporting the program to try and encourage DCC to use the findings and objectives within the Neighbourhood Plan as the basis of […]
This is continuing and the evidence being collated will inform both the Neighbourhood Plan policies and the Green Network aspects of the Local Plan review. The following areas have been identified which cover both aspects:Parks and GardensSports FieldsAllotments, Community Orchards and GardensChild and Young Persons Play areasGraveyardsHeritage PathsHeritage assets and landforms settingsCommunity GreensEstate GreensA full […]
Thank you to those who commented on this. Summary details are now available of the main information from the consultation responses and the actions that will be taken forward in developing the final plan document.
The Consultation on the Study has now closed. Thank you to those who did comment. We will collate these and prepare a report which will show key issues from the comments and how we propose to include these within the study. We hope to have this available by the end of this month (July 2017).
Please Note we are currently awaiting receipt of the final draft version of the study from AECom. As soon as this is received further details will be available via this website. Major Study Confirms Portland’s Unique Character As part of the work on the Portland Neighbourhood Plan, a study has helped identify what makes the […]
Resources and documents referred to in this update are now available at Tophill Library, Easton as well as on the document library page of this site.In 2008 a report was produced by Terence O’Rourke which advocated a spatial approach to planning on Portland which over the years has suffered from ad hoc development. Members of […]
How the Community Can Influence Planning and Land Development Issues on Portland through a Neighbourhood Plan and other Community Rights. Resources and Information are now available at Tophill Library, Easton. This includes: A summary of why a Neighbourhood Plan for Portland is important. A reference pack of information collated to date The focus of the […]