West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland propose new Levy on Development

Slowly but surely the Local Authorities in the south are rolling out their proposed Community Infrastructure Levy development charges (Need a reminder about CIL? Read our briefing note here…). They are all beginning to follow a very familiar pattern – hefty charges on big retail and residential development and everything else gets […]

West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland get it together…

At last! Working together West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council have produced a draft Joint Local Plan and have published it for “pre-submission” consultation. Whilst the document will function as the Core Strategy under the new Local Development Framework rules it will also do everything the old […]

Eastleigh Borough Council forced to consider extending housing allocations

Eastleigh Borough Council today launches a new consultation following up its Local Plan consultation in the winter. It seems that the latest evidence suggests under performance against housing figures, partly as a result of lower densities coming forward. So they are having to consult on enlarged housing allocations which includes […]

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