Motcombe Council Raise Concerns Over Travellers’ Sites, Housing And School Provision In The Local Plan

The Dorset Council Local Plan will guide planning and development across until 2038.

Motcombe Parish Council has written to Dorset Council to express concern that the plan could result in more house building than villagers want. Locals are keen to retain Motcombe’s identity as a separate community to Shaftesbury or Gillingham.

In our interview, Cllr Peter Mouncey discusses proposed traveller sites and village land earmarked for development.