Bradpole Civil Parish

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Summer view across Bradpole countryside

Bradpole Parish Council manages this website to enable readers to be kept up to date with developments and issues facing the Civil Parish of Bradpole, its Council, and its residents.

Do you know the difference between a Civil Parish and an Ecclesiastical Parish? Our Parish Council page will explain this in more detail.

Bradpole Parish Council represents the views of local people, negotiates and influences the decisions which directly affect the community and aims to improve the quality of life for everyone living and working in the area.

We maintain this community website as a relevant source of factual information by regular updating.

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LATEST BRADPOLE CIVIL PARISH NEWS-

 

Local Plan Review, 1st draft released – NO NEW DEVELOPMENT SITES allocated for  Bradpole Civil Parish. Final details expected end of July.
Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan ~ TIME TO DECIDE
– Badgers Row Wildlife Area Project – Parish Council asks WDDC to secure and maintain the site.
– Fields in Trust protection of Pageants Field ~ Deed of Dedication executed

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Latest Planning Applications within Bradpole Civil Parish (Incl. Pymore East)

Latest Planning Applications within Bradpole Civil Parish (Incl. Pymore East)

Current Applications

(click on the address to go to each application)

WD/18/001297   1 BEAUMONT AVENUE, BRIDPORT, DT6 3AU

 WD/D/18/001277   CARLOWAY, LEE LANE, BRIDPORT, DT6 4AJ

WD/D/18/001258   FORSTERS, FORSTERS LANE, BRIDPORT. DT6 3HY

WD/D/18/000809   METZ FARM COTTAGE, HIGHER STREET, BRIDPORT, DT6 3HZ

WD/D/18/000968   UNIT 2A, GORE CROSS BUSINESS PARK, CORBIN WAY, BRIDPORT, DT6 3UX 

 

Adjoining Parish (Bridport):

WD/D/18/000821 THE BISCUIT BAKERY, ST ANDREWS ROAD, BRIDPORT, DT6 3BW

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LOCAL PLAN REVIEW – LATEST

West Dorset District Council has published the 1st Draft of the Local Plan Review which will underpin development within our area up to 2036.

It is expected that this review will go to Public Consultation during August & September 2018.

 

Here are the various DRAFT documents, these will be updated when the final drafts are published:

Preferred Options documents ~ Report from Corp Manager, Planning.

Appendix 1 Local Plan Review Preferred Options Consultation

Appendix 2 Glossary of Terms

Appendix 3 Stategic Policies

Appendix 4 Local Plan Review Preferred Options Consultation – MAPS

The implications of this draft are that any additional housing sites over that allocated in the 2015 Plan will be focussed on the strategic sites at Vearse Farm.

In the 2015 Local Plan sites for some 945 dwellings were allocated for the wider Bridport area. In this review,which extends the plan time by 5 years, sites for 1061 dwellings have now been allocated (document pages 79/80), an increase of 116 which is somewhat less than the exaggerated numbers that were quoted by some in the media last year.

NO DEVELOPMENT SITES HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED WITHIN BRADPOLE CIVIL PARISH

During 2017 Bradpole Councillors had provided a substantial and well informed consultation response, based upon replies received from our own residents.

It is pleasing to note that this 1st draft of the review largely aligns with how Councillors responded last year. (See link below to Bradpole PC, response ref 12-ii)

Bradpole Council does take account of residents’ views as expressed in consultation responses and this is a case in point.

Bradpole Council is aware, from its own residents’ responses to consultations in recent years, that there is a demand within the Civil Parish for some “affordable housing” for local residents.

To this end Bradpole Council will continue to consider schemes that may come forward from local benevolent landowners to meet this need.

Local Plan Review Preferred Options Consultation – Appendix 1 (1) provides guidance on pages 133 / 134 of the draft review for Affordable Housing Exception Sites under policy HOUS2:

‘Exception sites’ are small sites used for affordable housing in perpetuity where sites would not normally be used for housing. Permitting the development of small sites for 100% affordable housing, as an exception, enables local housing needs to be met by keeping land values relatively low. Small sites for affordable housing exception schemes should be located within or on the edge of villages or towns.”

BUT IT ALSO WARNS:

“National policy indicates that small numbers of market homes may be permitted on exception sites at a local planning authority’s discretion. This is not generally supported because it: would reduce the likelihood of 100% affordable housing sites being delivered; could potentially increase land values; and could result in significant unplanned growth adjoining settlements.”

“Small numbers” is the important factor here and a figure of up to a max 25% market homes is considered appropriate by housing groups such as “Shelter”. Precise and unambiguous policies are therefore required. The forthcoming Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan must reflect this if it is to receive the full support of Bradpole Council.

See our responses 17-iv & 17-v in:  Bradpole PC Response to WDDC “Issues & Options” 2017

This Local Plan review is based upon a wide public consultation during 2017 so it is unlikely that the final document will differ greatly from this draft.

The final draft of the review is scheduled to be published in August 2018 for ALL to comment upon. Bradpole Councillors will be carefully monitoring this and will respond accordingly at that time.

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BPC July 2018

BRIDPORT AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN ~ TIME TO DECIDE

Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan

– Pre submission consultation July 2nd – September 7th 2018.

The Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan (BANP) has been developed with input from over 100 local people across and covers the communities of

Allington, Bothenhampton & Walditch, Bradpole, Pymore, Symondsbury, Bridport and West Bay.

Download both the Summary and Full Pre-Submission Plan documents:

BANP Summary-Report

BANP Pre-Submission-Plan Full Version

TIME TO DECIDE – “We want you to help make sure that the Plan safeguards our rural setting, the individual characters of our town and parishes, and improved supply of homes for local people.”

Please provide feedback using the online questionnaire by following the link below: 

Full questionnaire: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MU0KG/

Quick questionnaire: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/TAETN/

Many thanks to all of the local people who have contributed to creating our Neighbourhood Plan.

The Joint Councils’ Committee representing the five participating councils will respond to feedback received on the draft plan, making revisions where appropriate.

Also see our Neighbourhood Plan Page

BPC/BANP/JULY 2018

Extension of new fence at Gore Cross~Update

Gore Cross Green -New fencing March 2018

 Following the successful installation of a replacement wooden fence at Fields In Trust protected Gore Cross Green Bradpole councillors have accepted a quote from local contractors John Bright’s Fencing to extend the fencing along two further sides of this green amenity space.

The fencing & posts along Hemletts Close & Townsend Way is becoming dilapidated and rusty.

We had hoped to have this work completed in time for the School Holidays. Unfortunately our chosen contractors are behind schedule.

To ensure the safety of the area during the holidays we have now asked for the work to be undertaken during the month of September.

This is part of the ongoing maintenance policy for our Parish owned Green Spaces.

The remaining fence borders the main Beaminster Road and is partly concealed by hedging. This fence will remain for the time being but will be reviewed from time to time.

 

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BPC July 2018