New planning application for Chesterfield Place

A planning application for 18 houses on the open space behind Dorchester Road and Elwell Street was rejected earlier this year (see previous news page). The Upwey Society objected to the proposal.

Although the application was comprehensively rejected by the Council, the developer has resubmitted an application to the new Dorset Council for fandamentally the same scheme (with a few minor changes).

Comments on the previous application will not be taken into account for the new one unless remade. If you wish to have your voice heard and comment for or against you will need to submit a new comment. The deadline for comments is 30 July.

The Society will be objecting to the development on exactly the same grounds as last time, namely: that the application is contrary to local adopted policy; is situated outside the Defined Development Boundary; that it is within an area designated as an important open gap and the Upwey Conservation area. We will also be objecting on the grounds that the plans are highly likely to exacerbate the flooding along the Wey Valley.

Should you wish to comment here is the link to the application on the Council’s website The application is number WP/19/00496/OUT. You may need to register again as this is a new portal since the last application.

Robert Hughes has written a helpful guide to finding and copying comments on the previous application – Finding your previous comments.