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Wimborne Civic Society Planning Group

One of the main objectives of the Society, as set out in its Constitution, is: "To secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in the area of benefit". To this end, the Society's Planning Group look at all Planning Applications in its area of benefit. The area of benefit approximately coincides with the BH21 post code and lies partly within BCP and partly in East Dorset Local Planning Authorities (LPAs).

Every four weeks, the group looks at the short Proposals of applications accepted as valid by the Local Planning Authorities. From these, those that seem to require greater scrutiny are selected and the plans are looked at in detail. Over the last few years, this has amounted to about one third of the total. Then if it is warranted, comments are made on behalf of the Society. These comments may be objections or in support of the application.

In addition to the examination of Planning Applications, the Committee also review and comment upon Local Plans put out for consultation by both LPAs. In collaboration with Civic Voice and CPRE, the Society's Committee has also reviewed and commented upon the changes to Planning Procedures set out by the National Government.

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