Stinsford's Neighbourhood Plan has been through a series of drafts and public consultations since work began in 2018. The most recent was the 'Regulation 16' consultation, conducted by Dorset Council in October-November 2021. The plan, together with the public's comments, was then considered by an independent examiner authorised by the government. The examiner concluded that the plan was sound, subject to five small modifications, which have now been made.
The final version of the plan can be accessed below. A referendum will be held on Thursday 5th May 2022, when voters in the parish will be asked "Do you want Dorset Council to use the neighbourhood plan forStinsfordto help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?" (The neighbourhood area means the whole of Stinsford parish.)
A drop-in event will be held on Saturday 30th April from 10am to 4pm at Kingston Maurward College’s Floristry Classroom, Church Lane, Stinsford where you are welcome to ask questions about the plan.
Hard copies of the plan can be seen at Dorchester library, Dorset Council offices at County Hall, and with the following local contacts in the parish: George Armstrong in Lower Bockhampton, Sophie Bailey at Church Lane in Stinsford, Lesley Beeton at Kingston Maurward Estate, Mary Brennan at Stinsford House, Sally Cooke at Bhompston, Stuart Holland at Higher Kingston, Keith Newton at Frome Whitfield, Sarah Pattison at Waterston Ridge, and Richard Wheal at Higher Bockhampton.
The referendum (final) version of Stinsford Neighbourhood Plan for 2021-2038 can be viewed here: