Motcombe Council Unhappy At Plan To Build Homes In Old Chicken Shed

Motcombe Parish Council is concerned about plans to convert a former chicken shed into four residential homes.

The proposal centres around Old Brickyard Farm, which lies alongside the main B3081 Shaftesbury to Gillingham road, opposite an entrance to Port Regis School.

Special planning rules mean that a change of use for former agricultural buildings does not require debate by a local parish council. That’s concerned Cllr John Taylor because Motcombe Neighbourhood Plan was only adopted last year and doesn’t include development on this land away, set well away from the main village settlement.