How to have your say over housing priorities in Dorset

PEOPLE are being urged to have their say over future housing priorities in Dorset.

Dorset Council is keen to hear from residents, businesses and organisations in the county as it prepares to decide housing priorities for the next five years.

Thousands have already taken part in the consultation, which is running until October 6, giving their views on proposals and objectives.

The online survey will close just before midnight on Monday, October 2. The deadline for paper copies is October 6, when work will start on analysing the responses.

For paper copies, people can call 01305 221000, or pick one up and return to one of the council’s libraries or customer access points (CPA’s) in Wareham, Wimborne, Dorchester, Weymouth, Blandford and Bridport.

Lead member for housing, Councillor Graham Carr-Jones, said: “I would like to thank everyone who’s taken part so far, but we would like to hear from more people before the consultation comes to an end.

“I have been really encouraged by the breadth of responses, we know there are a variety of view and experiences, and we are keen to capture as many of these as possible.

“I would not want anyone to lose out, there’s still a week to go to have your say. Help us to Home In On Housing to set our priorities over the next five years and plan how we respond to housing issues in Dorset.”

The strategy includes both new and existing housing and dovetails with the council’s local plan.

For more information, and to complete the consultation, log on to

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