Western and Southern Area Planning Committee

Purpose of 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 (dorsetcouncil.gov.uk) 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


Contact information

Support officer: Elaine Tibble. 01305 224202

Postal address:
County Hall
Colliton PArk

Phone: 01305 224202

Email: elaine.tibble@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk