Opportunity for residents to plan for the future of their area

April 13, 2016

West Dorset District Council has received a request from Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca Parish Council for the approval of a Neighbourhood Area, which is the first formal stage of preparing a plan.


A Neighbourhood Plan aims to give residents more control over their local area, when plans for new homes, shops and offices in their town or village are considered.

This article was published in April 2016 and the contact details and deadlines no longer apply. (Feb 2017). The original article can be accessed at:


Residents who have any comments about whether this is the right area for the Neighbourhood Plan to cover can send them to the Spatial Policy team at West Dorset District Council by Friday 13 May 2016.


Once the plan is written, it will be consulted on locally and submitted to the district council for independent examination. It will also be subject to a local referendum to make sure it has the support of local people.


Hilary Jordan, Corporate Manager – Community and Policy Development, said: “Residents in Yetminster and Ryme Intrinseca have a great opportunity to decide how their area develops.


“Anyone who wishes to have their say on the neighbourhood plan area can do so by sending their comments to the district council.”


Residents can comment by post at West Dorset District Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1UZ or email s.policy@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk


Those interested in helping with the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan can contact David Torrance by email at yetplan@aol.com; by phone on 01925873979 or the Parish Clerk by email at yetminster@dorset-aptc-gov.uk. **


Any parish council or parish meeting that might be interested in forming a neighbourhood plan should contact s.policy@westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk for more information.


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