The Dorset Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shall seek to improve, protect and preserve for the benefit of the public, the countryside and the market towns and rural villages of the County of Dorset. In the Dorset Branch we have five local Groups who monitor nearly every planning application to ensure they comply with the Council’s Plan Policy and Design Guidelines. Please contact us if you are unable to locate the information you require.
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Mapperton Solar Farm
Update 6th October 2015
Lawyers have lodged an application for Judicial Review to quash the decision to grant
planning permission on five grounds of procedural error. They are acting for Katharine
Butler, who is supported by the Mapperton Preservation Group and Dorset CPRE. We
believe we have a strong case, and are optimistic about the outcome, but it will
take months for this to be resolved.
Best Village Shop
Well done to Thorncombe Village Shop winner Best Dorset Village Shop 2015, but Motcombe
Community Shop came in as a worthy runner-up. Please do visit these stores, but remember
all Dorset village shops deserve your support.