Your report concerning the withdrawal of the planning application for 90 homes at Dottery Lane highlights the major problems of the site - exactly the same problems applicable to the Vearse Farm development except for the fact that the latter will be eight times bigger.

Consequently, the impact on the AONB, the environment, the landscape, the character of Bridport, local services and traffic will be huge but Dorset Council’s predecessor, in its wisdom, included Vearse Farm in the Local Plan and subsequently granted permission for 760 homes, a school, a care home and employment area.

The proposed homes on Vearse Farm won’t be genuinely affordable, there will be little affordable social housing and, with climate change in mind, we should be rewilding our land instead of building on it.

West Dorset has a significant number of brownfield sites where new homes could be built.

Vearse Farm is currently the subject of a judicial review, and there is a possibility that the planning permission could be quashed and the Vearse Farm development in its current form may never happen.

Watton View