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23 Jan 2017

A number of us met with Derek Stebbings of the Planning Advisory Service on 12 January 2017. Derek is assisting Purbeck District Council in their revision of the Strategic Market Housing Assessment (SHMA).

Present were David Evans, Nick Fagan, Peter Bowyer, Andrew Langl...

19 Jan 2017

The National Audit Office has published its report into Housing In England.

Headline quote:

“The need for housing in England has in recent years grown faster than its supply, and housebuilding needs to increase across the country.The government has responded to this by p...

19 Jan 2017

The justification for the proposed 3,080 extra homes in Purbeck (additional to the 2,520 homes that Purbeck District Council had already planned) is the Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2015 which makes heavy reading.

Here is a summary of findings.

The documents in de...

16 Jan 2017


This paper from the Smith Institute sets out interesting and relevant approaches to Community Led Housing. Parishes and Towns can control and have housing,if they wish,to suit their local needs and aspirations. 

Communities do not have to be subject flawed formulae for...

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August 21, 2017

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We are writing to make you aware that Dorset Council is beginning work on a new Local P...

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Option D: Disagree