Dorchester Civic Society independent voice



These observations on the Councils’ Initial Issues and Options Consultation Feb 2017 document are set out in three parts. Part 1 summarises Dorchester Civic Society’s main points in response to the Councils’ consultation document. Part 2 considers the issues, principles and criteria by which Dorchester Civic Society (DCS) suggests that the Councils should assess the proposals for further residential development in and around Dorchester. As part of this consideration, a number of questions arise which are set out in the text. Part 3 comprises the Society’s response to the specific questions asked in the Consultation document. The three parts are to be read together.
Talk by Jo Witherden, Principal, Dorset Planning Consultant, Tuesday 1 December 2015
Dorchester Civic Society's response to planning application Number WD/D/14/002611 for permission to erect six wind turbines and associated infrastructure, on land adjacent to Slyers Lane, Waterstone
Paper by Oxford Preservation Trust: also available at
Talk by Debbie Dance OBE, Director, Oxford Preservation Trust: The history and regeneration of Oxford Castle (the site of the city's ancient county gaol and its more recent prison): 25 November 2014

Presentation by Dr David Evans (Director of Environment - West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council) to the Society's AGM, 23 September 2014

Dorchester Prison Site - Position Statement on Future Development & Uses Prepared and adopted by Dorchester Town Council and Dorchester Civic Society in September 2014

Web link to material used by Mike Clarke in his talk on 25 February 2014

Talk (including summary of points raised in the audience participation exercise) given on 25 March 2014 by Joe Doak, Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Development, School of Real Estate & Planning, University of Reading
Presentation to Dorchester Civic Society, Tuesday 19 November 2013