Dorset Council - Western and Southern Area Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

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.


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 of public meetings


Planning Site Visit Protocol






Contact information

Support officer: Denise Hunt. 01305 224878 - Email:

Postal address:
South Walks House
South Walks Road

Phone: 01305 224191