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First stage consultation and assessment of sites

This page contains details of the first stage of consultation on issues and options, and site options, including a report on the results of the consultation. It also contains detailed technical information relating to the assessment of potential Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites.

Issues and options consultation

The consultation on the Issues and Options and Site Options took place between 18 November 2011 and 10 February 2012. Over 20 exhibitions were held across the county, including in Bournemouth and Poole, and a number of specific stakeholder meetings also took place.

Results of consultation

Altogether almost 10,000 written responses were received, as well as 32 petitions containing over 6,000 signatures. A report on the results of this first stage of consultation is available. For individual councils' views on this consultation, contact the  planning policy team of your local council.

Consultation documents

The documents used in the first stage of consultation are available below:

Issues_and_options_consultation document

Site options summaries, which include a map of shortlisted sites and sites for possible further investigations, are available below.

CouncilSite options summary document

Bournemouth Borough Council

Bournemouth_site options summary leaflet

Christchurch Borough Council

Christchurch site options summary leaflet

East Dorset District Council

East_Dorset site options summary leaflet

North Dorset District Council

North Dorset_site options summary leaflet

Poole Borough Council

Poole_site options summary leaflet

Purbeck District Council

Purbeck_site options summary leaflet

West Dorset District Council

West_Dorset_site options summary leaflet

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council

Weymouth_and_Portland_site options summary leaflet

Other technical background information

The following documents provide more detailed and technical information related to the process and assessment of potential Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites.

The Site Options Report

Site_options_report part 1 - summary report

Appendices, including site maps

 Bournemouth site assessments part 2

Christchurch site assessments part 2

East Dorset site assessments part 2

North Dorset site assessments part 2

Poole site assessments part 2

Purbeck site assessments part 2

West Dorset site assessments part 2

Weymouth and Portland site assessments part 2

Sustainability and habitats information

Information on the sustainability appraisal and habitats regulations assessment.

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