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Chesil Bank Neighbourhood Plan

 Vision 4 Chesil

A Public Meeting was held on the 22nd October 2018 in Portesham Village Hall the purpose of which was to seek support for the production of a Neighbourhood Plan which would be sponsored by the Parish Council. It was agreed that the activity of producing a Neighbourhood Plan should commence and in order to facilitate this a separate Steering Group has been set up comprising volunteers from the 4 villages and Parish Council Representatives. This group is now meeting on a regular basis and some preliminary work has been carried out. The main priority for the near term is to produce a costed and resourced Project Plan which can be used as a basis for establishing project funding.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A neighbourhood plan is a planning document which will guide the future development of the area, focusing on the use and development of land but taking account of the associated social, economic and environmental issues.

It should be noted that it is a legal document and once established the Local Planning Authority is obliged to refer to it.


How will it be produced?

The production of the Neighbourhood Plan will be led by the Steering Group but through consultation with the community. Early engagement with the community to identify key issues in the area will shape the aims and policies of the plan. The evidence gathering will be done through questionnaires and community workshops.

How long will it take?

The production of a Neighbourhood Plan is a non-trivial task and it may take 2 or 3 years to complete the process, depending on its scope and level of detail.

How do I get involved?

There is a significant amount of work involved and additional help from the community will at times be required. If you are willing to assist in any way, then please contact Michele Harding ( or Derek Troughton (

Meeting notes and documents for the

Vision 4 Chesil

Chesil Bank Area Designation

Chesil Bank Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Terms of reference

Steering Group members

Derek Troughton- Chair & Langton Herring rep

Peter Begley-Vice Chair- Abbotsbury rep

Ray Doggett

Graham Whitby

Karen Kennedy

Saira sawtell- Fleet rep

Dave Stevens

Stewart Bayram- Portesham rep

Ruth Chip-Marshall

John Coombe

Fredrica teale

Martin Pearson- Michele Harding- Clerk

Meeting Dates


22nd Oct 2018

Public meeting for NP Presentation

10th Dec 2018

1st NP meeting

28th January 2019

2nd NP meeting

18th March 2019

3rd NP meeting

15th April 2019

4th NP meeting

21st  May  2019

24th June 2019

22nd July 2019

30th September 2019

21st October 2019

25th November 2019


13th January 2019