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.


For information about public speaking, filming and how to get involved in committees, please see this page. In particular please read the Guidance for speaking at Planning Committee - August 2022.pdf ( more information on addressing the committee regarding a planning, rights of way or highway matter.


Planning Site Visit Protocol


Map of Dorset Council's planning areas


Virtual committee meetings:


Weblink to view Dorset Council’s live committee meetings online





Contact information

Support officer: Megan Rochester. 01305 224709 - Email:

Postal address:
County Hall
Colliton Park

Phone: 01305 224709