How did it all start?

In areas with a parish or town council, the parish or town council will take the lead on neighbourhood planning. They have long experience of working with and representing local communities. 

Wareham Town Council considered the idea of developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Wareham at their Annual Meeting in April 2015. The Town Council then applied to Purbeck District Council to proceed with the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for Wareham. Purbeck District Council consulted the public in August 2015 and having received no objections gave the go ahead on 10th October 2015.

Wareham Town Council formed a steering group comprised of councillors, local residents and businesses.


Your views are needed on a revised draft neighbourhood plan for Wareham!

(February 2020)

Due to the current Government restrictions,

the Regulation 14 consultation on the revised Wareham Neighbourhood Plan will be extended.

A printed copy of the Plan and supporting documents is now available for viewing in the Post Office in North Street, Wareham

(opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays).

The revised closing date for comments is Friday 19th June.


You can continue to comment by;


post to Wareham Town Council Town Hall, East Street, Wareham, BH20 4NS



or online at

The Wareham Neighbourhood Plan is our community’s opportunity to help shape future development of Wareham.


The Plan covers the whole of Wareham including Northmoor, Northport and Carey.

The leaflet (link)  explains what has happened so far and what will happen next.

The draft Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be found below.

Consultation on the revised draft plan has a closing date of 19th of June.


For more information please come to a drop-in on;


Saturday 29th February at 10am – 1pm in Wareham Town Hall

or on

Saturday 7th March at 10am – 1pm at Carey Hall, Mistover Road, Carey.

Dorset Council will be at both events to explain their development proposals for the former Middle School and Bonnets Lane sites.

Copies of the Plan are also available in the Library, Wareham Town Council Offices and at Westport House.

Please let us know your views by completing the survey on;

Or completing this postcard



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