District Council vote to redevelop St Michael’s

At a specially convened planning meeting in Dorchester on Thursday 6th July, district councillors on the planning committee voted to accept Hayward & Co’s planning application (8 for, 3 against).¬† With that decision, redevelopment of the Estate in favour of housing looks inevitable.

There were around 25 strong pleas delivered verbally at the meeting to try and persuade councillors to turn it down, but in the face of the Planning Officer’s strong appeal to them that they should accept it, being the best offer they are likely to get, it was almost inevitable that this time the application was going to succeed.

Enterprise St Michael’s are of¬† course disappointed at the outcome, and will be watching closely to see how the outline planning permission is translated into a full planning permisison in weeks to come.