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

Gardening Club

Tues 28th Mar 7.30pm at the Parley Sports Club, Alisdaire Urquhart, "good bugs, bad bugs & compatible plants" new members and visitors welcome £2
contact Kate Ward 01202 577319

West Parley & South Ferndown Neighbourhood Watch, Annual Public Meeting

Tues 18th Apr 7.30pm at St Mark's Church, all local residents are welcome and are encouraged to attend, whether they are current members of the Watch or not… and there will be tea and cakes!. . more

Coffee Morning

every Wednesday from 10am - 12 noon at the Parley Sports and Social Club. All residents and friends will be made very welcome.

Did You Know?

see what the Parish Council have done in the last few years, tell us what you would like to see for 2016/17. . more

Heritage Walk

learn all about West Parley's history as you walk, it is well researched and informative. . more

Parley Health Walks

every Wednesday 10am from the Parley Sports and Social Club, followed by coffee and biscuits! Lets get healthy and have some fun.

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Next Meetings

Planning committee:
Wed 5th Apr 2017, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Annual Parish Meeting:
Fri 21st Apr 2017, 7.30pm
West Parley Memorial Hall
refreshments from 7pm, look out for the posters on the noticeboards!

Parish Council:
Wed 26th Apr 2017, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane
please note this meeting has been changed from the 19th to the 26th April

Agendas / Minutes

Newsletters

Parish Council update for Jan 2017
previous newsletters:

Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for Mar-May 2017

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