Issue details

Making of an Article 4 Direction for specific parts of the Dorchester Conservation Area

Reason for Decision


To conserve the public amenity of specific parts of the Dorchester Conservation Area, by preventing loss of further features which contribute to the character of the conservation area.


Other Options considered

1. Not to make an Article 4 Direction - this is likely to lead to further loss of walls, gates and other means of enclosure which contribute to the amenity of the area.

2. No to make an immediate Article 4 Direction - this would result in raising the profile of the issue, and there would be a much longer time during which walls, gates and boundary features could be removed through permitted development rights.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Dorchester East; Dorchester Poundbury; Dorchester West;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/11/2019

Decision due: 25 Nov 2019 by Portfolio Holder for Planning

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Planning

Lead director: Executive Director, Place

Contact: Alison Turnock, Service Manager for Conservation Email: