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Western and Southern Area Planning Committee

This page lists the meetings for Western and Southern Area Planning Committee.


Information about Western and Southern 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.


For all information relating to Dorset Council committees, including committee meetings, elected representatives and how to get involved please see this page.


In particular please read the Guidance for speaking at Planning Committee - August 2022.pdf ( for more information on addressing the committee regarding a planning, rights of way or highway matter.   Other useful links are outlined below.


Protocol for filming and audio recording of public council meetings


Planning Site Visit Protocol


Map of Dorset Council's planning areas