The Holwell Neighbourhood Plan Has Been Approved

Holwell Parish Council are pleased to confirm that at a meeting of the Full Council (26th February 2019), West Dorset District Council has taken the decision to make the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan (as modified in accordance with the Examiner’s recommendations) part of the development plan for the Holwell neighbourhood area. 

As previously confirmed, the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan along with the Adopted West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland Joint Local Plan 2015 is being used by planning officers as the principle documents in which to make their decisions on planning applications in the Holwell area. 

Members of the full council had passed on their congratulations to the members of the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan steering group for their hard work. Many of the members are involved in their own communities Neighbourhood Plan and are aware of the challenges involved.  

Please click here to view the formal notification letter.

Please click here to view a copy of the decision notice.

Referendum Result

The Holwell Neighbourhood Plan referendum was held on Thursday 7 February 2019.  From an electorate of 302 there was a turnout of 133 (44.04%).

 The result; votes in favour 109 (81.95%) and votes against 24 (18.05%).

The plan will now proceed to Full Council on 26 February 2019 where a decision will be made on making the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan part of the development plan for the Holwell parish area.

Holwell Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

The final examiners report into the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan has been received and a decision has been made to enable the plan as modified to proceed to referendum. As set out in the decision statement attached, West Dorset District Council considered the recommendations contained in the examiner’s report and agreed that the plan could proceed to referendum. The referendum will now be held on Thursday 7 February 2019 and will be held over the Holwell parish area.

Strategic Policy (West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland)

Full details for Strategic Policy (West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland)

The Holwell Neighbourhood Plan is available to read together with the supporting documents which are as follows: