Owners’ Planning Application Hits Delay

In an unexpected move, just after the three-week public comment period closed, the site owners decided to put their planning application on hold so that they could amend some of their plans.  They are expected to resume the process again shortly but there will have to be a new three-week consultation.

The March 2017 consultation drew nearly 300 comments, all but a handful being objections.¬† The District Council’s Planning Officer says that all of these will remain valid once the application process re-starts.

Meanwhile, Bridport Town Council’s planning committee voted by a large majority on 3rd April to oppose the application, with only a Green Party councillor, surprisingly, being in favour of the development.¬† The Town Council can’t determine the outcome – that’s the District Council’s job – but they are an influential consultee in the planning process.