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Partial Review Meeting – PDC at Purbeck School, 2nd November


Purbeck District Council held its meeting in the packed Purbeck School Hall to discuss the public’s responses to the Consultation on the future of Purbeck.  In the face of an very large response of 3,300 replies from local residents, with 98% objecting to the number of new homes proposed, Cllr Wharf said that the Partial Review Advisory Group are ‘reviewing all key assumptions’, and Cllrs voted unanimously to ‘pause’ the partial Review process for a year. PRAG plan to do an updated SHMA using a different company, commission an Environmental Capacity study, update windfall and infill site possibilities, review their approach to Green Belt and AONB, explore potential sites at Swanage and Bere Regis and review all viability evidence to ensure that it covers all relevant issues. The revised report will be put to Councillors in March 2017, and go out for public consultation later in the year.