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Consultation on new homes for Purbeck

Three Acre Lane Cottages

STOP PRESS ! LMPC will be discussing its formal response at an Extraordinary Council meeting on March 6th, 7pm in St Gorge’s Church, Put the date in your diary and come and share your views.

PDC’s message : ‘Households and businesses in Purbeck will be receiving a paper questionnaire by post at the end of January on options for new homes.

Through the consultation, Purbeck District Council will be asking about the best places to build new homes in the district. There will also be questions about second homes and affordable homes.

The consultation starts on Monday 29 January and ends on Monday 12th March. A consultation document and questionnaire will be delivered to every household in Purbeck (as well as homes in neighbouring Crossways).

The Council is holding the consultation as it is looking at how it can best meet the housing needs of current and future generations in Purbeck.

Councillor Gary Suttle, Leader of Purbeck District Council, said:  “We have listened carefully to the response from residents during our previous consultations and are now reviewing the number of new homes and where these could go. We are also asking questions about second homes and affordable homes. If you live in Purbeck or Crossways, please look out for a questionnaire arriving through your letterbox at the end of January.” Councillor Suttle continued: “The district is in need of homes for local people, whether it’s young people who want to stay in Purbeck, homes for people who will look after us as we get older, or homes for those facing homelessness. Please make sure you have your say.”

In addition to the questionnaire and special edition of About Purbeck going to every household and business, a company called Public Perspectives, which is helping the Council to run the consultation, will conduct a statistically representative telephone survey of households in Purbeck. The telephone survey will take place during February and March. Households will be selected at random and anyone who receives a telephone call from Public Perspectives is encouraged to take part.

Drop-in events will be taking place around the district, enabling people to discuss the consultation with the Council (Councillors and Planning Officers). The details are:

Saturday 3 February 10am to 4pm The Purbeck School, Wareham
Saturday 10 February 10am to 4pm Emmanuel Baptist Church, Swanage
Saturday 17 February 10am to 4pm Lytchett Matravers Village Hall


Thursday 22 February 3pm to 6pm St Dunstan’s Church Lounge, Upton
Saturday 24 February 10am to 4pm D’uberville Centre, Wool
Saturday 3 March 10am to 4pm Scout Hut, Bere Regis
Saturday 10 March 10am to 4pm Moreton Village Hall

In addition to these events, the Council has arranged an infrastructure drop-in event which will take place from 2pm to 5pm on Thursday 1 March in the Council Chamber at Westport House, Wareham. This event will offer an opportunity for residents to speak with representatives from infrastructure providers such as Dorset County Council and the NHS.

The information gathered through the consultation will help Purbeck District Council update the Purbeck Local Plan which is used to determine planning applications. The Plan sets out where larger housing development and shopping and commercial development can go whilst protecting the district’s special environment.

 A copy of the consultation document and further information will be available from Monday 29 January on the Council’s website at

If anyone has any queries during the consultation period, they should contact Public Perspectives in the first instance on Freephone 0800 533 5386 or by email,’ or contact the Parish Office at Langton for further information.