Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Core Strategy (Pre-submission Public Consultation)

Representations are invited on the final draft of the Core Strategy, before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for examination. Preparation of the draft has been undertaken over a period of five years and brings together feedback from the autumn 2009 public consultation entitled ‘Have your Say on Planning Purbeck’s Future’ and the summer 2010 public consultation entitled ‘Where shall we build in Purbeck 2012-2026’.

The consultation period will commence on Monday, 1 November 2010 and will run for a period of seven weeks closing at 4pm on Monday, 20 December 2010. Representations received after this deadline will not be accepted.

The consultation documents are available electronically on the Council’s website www.dorsetforyou.com/purbeck_consultation or at the District Council offices, Town Council offices and libraries.  Copies of the Pre-Submission Core Strategy DPD are available for inspection locally at:
Corfe Castle Library, East Street, Corfe Castle (Mon 2.30pm-4:30pm, Wed 4:30pm-6.30pm, Sat 10am-12pm), Swanage Library, High Street, Swanage (Mon 10am-6.30pm, Wed 9:30am-5pm, Fri 9:30am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-4pm), Swanage Town Council, Town Hall, High Street, Swanage (Mon-Fri 10pm-1pm/2pm-3pm), Wareham Library, South Street, Wareham (Mon 10am-5pm, Tue 2pm–6.30pm, Thu 9:30am-5pm, Fri 9:30am-5pm, Sat 9am-12:30pm), Wareham Town Council, Town Hall, Wareham (Mon-Fri 10pm-1pm)


The Postman said...

Sounds complicated if they have to show people how to respond!

"Briefings on how to fill out response forms will be held on Wednesday, 10 November and Wednesday, 1 December at 7pm in the District Council offices."

Anonymous said...

In response to numerous requests PDC have now added an additional 'Training' session in Swanage on the 18th November 7pm Mowlem Committee Rooms.

It can be confirmed that the form in question is hugely complicated, and yes it will need at least one training session to fill it in. It is gobble de gook !! Anyone who has done an NVQ will appreciate the frustration of unecessary commplicated language used by government officials. Why devise a form that is so complicated that it then needs 'tax payers' money spent to devise training courses, to fill it out! These are forms that should be easily accessible for each member of the public to fill in.

I understand that the intention of the form is to comment on the 'soundness' of the Core Strategy and the consultation process. Should we comment that the form is itself unsound and unfair in that not everyone will be able to understand its complexities.

Centre House said...

I couldn't agree more with the above but who is listening?
However we shall have to persevere if we wish believe in the democratic process.
And don't waste your vote, remember what those who went before gave so you can still have it.

Anonymous said...

commplicated - oops..I made it even more commmmmplicated.

Depressingly I have lost faith in the local democratic process. We have consultation after consultation. We are guided through a labyrinth of impossible obstacles, we are for ever being reactionary to the top down processes. Bring on the Big Society and Localisation
if the outcome is that the community will be included in the initial discussions. By the time a consultation goes to print, the wheels are in motion, irreversible decisions have been made, so much so, it has become too complicated and entwined. This is all far too difficult for us peasants to unravel. Ping ! too late, the deed is done, whilst we were learning how to fill out the form.

One day things may be different, and perhaps community opinion will be acknowleged and included from the outset. The community seems to spend too much time negatively and voluntarily trying to refute top down opinion. If we all worked together as one things could be so much better.

So for now we are in a ridiculous situation where we need to attend a session in how to fill out a form. How did we reach this point of craziness ?