Dorset Council - Northern Area Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

Northern Area Planning Committee


Within their respective geographical areas, each Area Planning Committee determines any application and /or any enforcement issue relating to town & country planning, rights of way and highway matters. The committee considers all planning applications which fall outside the remit of the Strategic Planning Committee and are not delegated to officers for determination.


Please read the Guidance to Public Speaking at Planning Committee for more information on addressing the committee regarding a planning, rights of way or highway mater.


Protocol of filming and audio recording at public council meetings


Planning Site Visit Protocol



Contact information

Support officer: Elaine Tibble. 01305 224202 Email:

Postal address:
South Walks House
South Walks Road

Phone: 01305 224202