For more background information about the Neighbourhood Plan please see the About Neighbourhood Plan page.
April 2023 update
Following the confirmation of the Neighbourhood Plan in June 2019, it is necessary to review the content approximately every two years to ensure it conforms to current legislation and to maintain its integrity. This is also an opportunity to strengthen any policies within the Plan. The first review is now underway.
April 2019 update
At the March meeting of the Purbeck District Council Full Council meeting, the Bere Regis Neighbourhood Plan was formally ratified by all members of the Council. This means that the Plan can proceed to referendum and, once approved by residents, it will become part of planning law for the parish. It is now vitally important that as many residents as possible vote in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan on the 2nd May 2019.
The full and final version of the Plan can by found here: Bere Regis NPlan April 2019
March 2019 update
The Parish Council is delighted that the Neighbourhood Plan has passed another milestone. The Examiner has sent us his report on our Plan and his final comment reads: ‘I am delighted to recommend to Purbeck District Council that the Bere Regis Neighbourhood Plan, as modified by my recommendations, should now proceed to referendum.’
The Examiner’s full report can be found here: Examiner’s Report Final – March 2019
January 2019 update
We are pleased to say that Bere Regis has now finalised the Neighbourhood Plan and Purbeck District Council has submitted it to an independent planning inspector for examination. Should the examiner and the District Council agree with the plan, it will proceed to a referendum.
September 2018 update
The Public Consultation period has now passed and we are very grateful to all those who took the time to complete the questionnaire. The queries raised have all been reviewed and many of you raised the same issues. These issues have now been drawn together and, we hope, answered in an update of the Frequently Asked Questions which can be found by clicking: FAQs – June – 2018 consultation.
The Plan has also been amended to take into account some of the points raised and it has now been forwarded to Purbeck District Council who will begin their statutory 6 week consultation period during the coming week. This will give everyone another chance to comment should they wish to do so.
A progress report on the Neighbourhood Plan is given at the Parish Council meeting each month and members of the public are always welcome to come along and ask any questions they may have.
Neighbourhood Plan Final Version (September 2018)
FAQ: Consultation Feedback (June 2018)
Supporting Information (September 2018)
Sustainability Appraisal Non-Technical Summary
Habitats Regulations Assessment
Equalities Impact Assessment
You can find all the updates regarding the Neighbourhood Plan below, with the most recent appearing at the top of the list.
As you may be aware, the Parish Council is currently undertaking a review of the Neighbourhood Plan which was adopted in June 2019. Part of this review has involved discussions with Dorset Council and the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), … Continue reading
Following the confirmation of the Neighbourhood Plan in June 2019, it is necessary to review the content approximately every two years to ensure it conforms to current legislation and to maintain its integrity. This is also an opportunity to strengthen … Continue reading
Dorset Council have released a press release for the Bere Regis Neighbourhood Plan, which can be found here.
Bere Regis Parish Council is delighted that our community has voted decisively in favour of adopting our Neighbourhood Plan. 447 votes were cast in favour and 92 against, with a turnout of 40.19% of the eligible voters. We very much … Continue reading
On Thursday 2nd May, 2019, all residents of the Parish will be asked to cast their vote for the Neighbourhood Plan. The Poll will take the form of one question to which you will need to answer a simple ‘yes’ … Continue reading
Having started the plan back in November 2012, it has finally been completed and the full plan can be found; Bere Regis NPlan April 2019 We would like to thank all those who have helped produce this document over the … Continue reading
The Public Consultation period has now passed and we are very grateful to all those who took the time to complete the questionnaire. The queries raised have all been reviewed and many of you raised the same issues. These issues … Continue reading
This Supporting Evidence has now been superseded. Please see the Main Neighbourhood Plan Page for the latest documents and updates. We have now begun the 6 week period for Public Consultation on the final draft version of our Neighbourhood Plan. … Continue reading
Bere Regis Parish Council Supporting Evidence for Neighbourhood Plan (December 2017) This Supporting Evidence has now been superseded. Please see the Main Neighbourhood Plan Page for the latest documents and updates. The Supporting Evidence shown below is provided in conjunction … Continue reading
This Draft Neighbourhood Plan on this page has now been superseded. Please see the Main Neighbourhood Plan Page for the latest documents and updates. Saturday 11th November saw 160 people attending the consultation meeting in the School Hall. Ian Ventham … Continue reading
After many months waiting for an agreement in principle from the main landowner, we have finally received notification and are able to proceed with the Plan. One of the first steps was to have Habitat Surveys carried out for each … Continue reading
A very warm thank you is due to the 181 households, representing 325 individuals, who completed and returned their questionnaires in November. This has given us the very helpful views of about 25% of the population of the parish. All … Continue reading
November 2014 Update The next stage of the Neighbourhood Plan is now here. There is a follow-up questionnaire that we would like as many residents as possible to answer. There is an online version provided here, or, alternatively, a paper … Continue reading
On Saturday 20th September and Tuesday 23rd September, further presentations were held to show the proposed housing and employment sites and the “SANG” (Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace). The presentation can be viewed by following the link: Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation … Continue reading
The results are now available for the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire that was available in September 2012. The questionnaires have now been returned and analysed and those villagers who attended the open meeting on the 8th December were able to see the … Continue reading
A newly designed Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire is now available to complete online. Before completing the questionnaire please read the documents highlighted below, which aim to answer any questions you may have, and provide you with all the current facts relating … Continue reading