When the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan was written in 2018, in contained our own policies on where residents wanted homes built, where employment or business should be located, what community buildings or structures were important to us and how we wanted planners to protect our landscape.    

We created policies covering housing matters such as a policy defining the amount and location of new housing. On employment and business in Holwell we proposed locations for enterprises to be located.  We defined policies covering community facilities and rights of way and developed a range of policies covering landscape matters such as locally important views, woodlands, wildlife, structures of important and defined the design standards we would like to see approved on planning applications for sites in Holwell.

All of these policies were developed using evidence from public sources, e.g. ONS, Census, etc. and from the feedback from residents who completed a household survey which gave us information specific to Holwell residents.   

When our Plan was agreed with WDDC Planners, they appointed an external examiner to review it and it was then voted on by residents during a referendum and approved by a large majority.  It was formally adopted by West Dorset County Council on 19th February 2019. 

All the agreed documents are held on the Dorset Council website and can be viewed by clicking this link.