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Wareham Neighbourhood plan adopted.


8th November 2021

The Wareham Neighbourhood Plan referendum was held on Thursday 30 September 2021.

There was a turnout of 1268 (26.8%).

The result was in favour of the plan with:

YES – 1145 votes – 90.5%

NO – 120 votes – 9.5%

The Wareham Neighbourhood Plan was made (adopted) by Dorset Council on 8 November 2021. It now forms part of the statutory development plan for Dorset.

Wareham Neighbourhood Plan will shape future development of the whole of Wareham up to 2034.

The main features of the Plan:

  • Shaped by local people through consultations throughout the Plan’s development

  • Meets housing needs set by Dorset Council including affordable housing

  • Protects the Green Belt and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from development

  • Concentrates future development on brownfield (already developed) land

  • Supports retention of a ground level railway crossing at Wareham Railway Station

For more information please contact:

Wareham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

c/o Wareham Town Council, Wareham Town Hall, East Street, Wareham BH20 4NS

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