Dorset Council is currently consulting on the revised Local Plan.  Responses were required by 15th March.

The plan can be viewed here:

There are 4 sections that directly affect Charminster Parish.

DOR15 shows 90 houses on the Forston Site (if Forston Clinic was to ever be relocated)

DOR14 shows extensions to Charminster Farm

DOR13 is a very large 3,500 home urban extension north of Dorchester

COM11 shows a suggested area to the east of Charlton Down suitable for small scale (15m to the hub) wind turbines.


The Parish Council requested an online meeting with Dorset Council planning officers.  This was held on Monday 1st March and was open to members of the public.  Below is a link to the recording of the meeting.

Topic: Local Plan
Start Time : Mar 1, 2021 03:20 PM

Meeting Recording:



Indicative Site Layout