MEETINGS IN AUGUST
As is usually the case, the Parish Council resolved to not hold most of the meetings during August. However, the Planning Committee scheduled for 12 September has had to be changed and will now take place on Tuesday 29 August at 6.00pm. Applications for consideration at that meeting are listed under the Planning Applications tab on this site. Depending on whether more applications are received during the first half of September, there may be a need to arrange another meeting towards the end of September.
PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCIES
Following the retirement of Cllr Richard Salisbury, although we have managed to co-opt one new Councillor recently, we are still seeking applications from parishioners who would like to be considered for co-option onto the Council. The role is varied, interesting, sometimes frustrating and a great deal of the time, enjoyable!!
Please contact the Clerk for further information and apply in writing.
Charmouth Neighbourhood Plan
Following a consultation period this summer, the area to which the Charmouth Neighbourhood Plan will apply has been deemed to be the area within the existing Parish Boundary.
Why do we need a neighbourhood plan?
A Neighbourhood plan is a planning policy document prepared by the community. Under the Localism Act it gives local people a proper say over the future developement of where they live, what new buildings will look like and where they will be built.
What Happens Next?
Neighbourhood planning provides a genuine opportunity for local people to influence the future developement of their area so the next stage is for the community to get involved.
A Neighbourhood Plan Forum will be set up in conjunction with the Parish Council and members of the community as soon as practicable. It is very important that the wider community contributes towards the developement of the plan. Details of the forum will be publicised in the near future.
Once a plan is agreed, it is put forward for consultation to the community and amended if neccesary. It is then given to the District Council for an independant examination for approval.
Following District approval it is then finally presented to the community for adoption as the Charmouth Neighbourhood Plan in a local referendum.
For further information see www.dorsetforyou.com/406402 or contact the Parish Council