Planning Application Update
On Thursday 21 March our planning application was heard by the Planning Committee of West Dorset District Council. We were delighted that the Planning Officer had recommended the application for approval but unfortunately the decision was made to defer the application to a future meeting.
There are still some concerns around the design of the building and its impact on the views and setting of Sherborne House, which is a Grade One listed building. We are naturally disappointed but the deferment gives us time for further consultations and to determine if there are any revisions we can make to the design to address these issues.
The new Unitary Authority comes into force on the 1 April so the application will be decided by the Planning Committee for Dorset Council.
A big thank you to everyone who came to the meeting and to all of you for your continued enthusiasm and support. We will continue to work as hard as we can to ensure this incredible opportunity for Sherborne is realised. Onwards and upwards!