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Dorset Heathland Consultation

There is a new draft supplimentary document to the Dorset Heathland Strategy. It directly affects home/business owners living near Ferndown Common or West Parley Common. Anyone living within 4Km of either of these commons will also potentially be affected. The document also covers all other designated Dorset Heathland sites.

This is a joint consultation by BCP and Dorset councils. The consultation runs until 3rd February 2020. The basis of the document is to provide supplementary guidance on what development is allowed within 400m of Dorset Heathland and also within 4Km of a designated Dorset heathland site. It also outlines the associated planning costs.

It will impact (for example) anyone who lives within 400m of either site and wishes to build a Granny Annex or a new in-fill development. The document also sets out the costs associated with planning permission for a range of developments anywhere within the 4 Km boundary.

The document also gives a few examples of what would constitute allowed development as well as what would be refused.

Scan through the document. Ensure you are aware of the strategy. Make sure you are not adversely affected by it. Even if you do not wish to comment.

Accessing the Document

Accessing  the document is not easy. The provided link in the email sent out to interested partys (aka SFRA members) to the BCP document link is broken. The Dorset Council document link is obscured by access being through a “Survey” button.

However we have deduced a direct link to the document on the Dorset council website On This Link

If for some reason this stops working then document access can be made through This Dorset Council webpage

When you arrive at the linked page click the “Take Survey” button. This “Take the Survey” “Start Now” button has been used to access the pdf document. You will not have to do a survey to get it.

Addresses for Comments or Criticism

If you have any comments or criticism then address them to:

Email: planning.poole@bcpcouncil.gov.uk. Please title the email as ‘Heathland SPD’.

Or by normal mail to:

Post: Strategic Planning, Growth and Infrastructure, Civic Centre, Poole, BH15 2NS.

Note that as this is a joint consultation. It appears all comments are being directed through the BCP council. (Both of the addresses above were taken off the Dorset Council webpage and so are assumed to be correct) Please make sure to indicate that this is a joint consultation and this is the provided address from Dorset council. Also state you are under Dorset Council.

All comments/criticism should arrive by midday 3rd February.

The finalised document will then go forward to committee with the target date for implementation the 1st April 2020.

The SFRA will (of course) be very interested to receive any comments you wish to make on the bottom of this post too.

Ferndown Christmas Rubbish Collection 2019

Dorset council have released their amended time table for rubbish collection over the 2019 Christmas period.

The schedule is below

 Usual collection dayRevised collection day
 Tuesday 24 December No change
 Wednesday 25 December Friday 27 December
 Thursday 26 December Saturday 28 December
 Friday 27 December Monday 30 December
 Monday 30 December Tuesday 31 December
 Tuesday 31 December Thursday 2 January
 Wednesday 1 January Friday 3 January
 Thursday 2 January Saturday 4 January
 Friday 3 January Monday 6 January
 Monday 6 January Tuesday 7 January
 Tuesday 7 January Wednesday 8 January
 Wednesday 8 January Thursday 9 January
 Thursday 9 January Friday 10 January
 Friday 10 January Saturday 11 January
 Monday 13 January No change

Extra Rubbish Collection

There is an inevitable increase in the quantity of rubbish generated over Christmas. As a result Dorset Council will collect more waste from ratepayers over the three week Christmas period. Up to two extra sacks of rubbish placed beside your bin on your first rubbish collection after Boxing Day will be collected.

Christmas produces a great deal of extra recyclable waste so if you put the overflow from your bin into boxes the waste collection teams will pick that up too when collecting recycling waste. Please do not put glass bottles in in with the general recycling waste. Put glass bottles and jars in their own separate box. With glass bottles and jars there is no need to take off the metal lid. In fact Dorset council suggest you leave it on!

Please do not put foil based wrapping paper in the recycling bin. It has to go in with general household waste.

If you cannot wait for the collection or are inundated with rubbish you can take it to one of the Household Recycling Centres. They will be open from 10am to 4pm daily, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. All of the recycling and waste disposal centres are listed on THIS LINK

Collection of Garden waste will be suspended from Christmas day through to 8th January so as to provide the extra manpower to service the extra household waste collection.