Do you have questions about the new care ‘village’ proposed for the town?

Dorset Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the latest proposals for Bridport Gateway shared earlier this month.

As well as an online survey for residents to fill out at, there are also phone-in sessions taking place this week on Wednesday, July 29 from 2pm to 5pm and Friday, July 31 from 10am to 1pm. To take part, call 01305 225850.

More phone-ins are planned for next week on Monday, August 3 from 6pm to 8pm and Thursday, August 6 from 10am to 1pm.

Dorset Council is working with developers Shaw Healthcare and Morgan Sindall Later Living, and the registered housing provider East Boro Housing Trust to produce plans for the Bridport Gateway development.

The scheme, at Flood Lane and on the former Fisherman’s Arms site, is part of the council’s Building Better Lives programme which aims to deliver new, high quality accommodation and care services in Dorset for people who need it.

The site at Flood Lane aims to provide extra care housing, a new care home for people with complex nursing and dementia needs, a respite care facility, community space and public gardens and green space.

At the Fisherman’s Arms site, a mixture of affordable houses and apartments units could be built, some of which, according to the council, will be targeted for workers in care and health jobs, and some of which will be for people with disabilities. It says homes should be available at a mixture of social rent levels or affordable rents.

For more information on the plans, click here.

Comments on proposals are open until August 7.

There will be another opportunity to have your say when a planning application for the scheme is submitted later this year.