Anna Lee of PDC emailed on 22 Feb 2017 regarding the Public Q&A Session, and Local Forums.
Here is an extract. The full text is here.
"Public Question and Answer Session: 16 March
Members of the public have lots of questions regarding the Local Plan Review so in order to help answer queries we have prepared a frequently asked questions document which we update regularly. This can be found at the following address: www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/Purbeck-partial-review.
In addition to this, we will be holding a public question and answer session on Thursday 16 March from 5.00pm until 6.30pm at the Purbeck School in Wareham. Council officers will be there to answer questions in an informal setting where anyone can attend. We would be grateful to receive written questions in advance so that responses can be prepared. Questions can be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com. However this does not prevent anyone from asking questions on the night.
The question and answer session will be followed by a meeting of the Local Plan Review Advisory Group, which will start at 7pm.
Invitation to join Local Forums
As stated above, we received over 3,300 responses to the ‘options’ consultation, and this reflects a high level of interest in the local plan process across the district. However, despite the high level of responses, we did receive feedback suggesting that the consultation material was too complex, with a need for more opportunities for genuine engagement.
We are therefore considering establishing five Local Forums, covering different areas of the district. The Local Forums would provide an opportunity for local residents, town and parish councils, landowners, developers and other stakeholders to discuss the emerging evidence base for the Local Plan Review, and to provide constructive suggestions to help inform the plan.
At this stage, we are inviting expressions of interest from anyone who may wish to join the forums. Please contact Frances Summers (firstname.lastname@example.org; 01929 557384) if you would like to register your interest."
More detail about Local Forums can be found in the paper presented to PDC (Item 14) at its meeting on Tuesday 21 Feb 2017.