History and Constitution
The Bridport Environment Group was set up in 2001 to initiate and support environmental projects within the geographical area of the Bridport Market and Coastal Towns Initiative (later the Bridport Community Initiative). In May 2005, following closure of the BCI, the Group adopted its own constitution. The Group is a member of the Steering Group of the Bridport Local Area Partnership (BLAP).
The Group acts as a voice on environmental issues, in the local planning process and on infrastructure and transport proposals.
The Group has responded formally to a number of national, regional and local consultations on environmental issues and policy, and recently (October 2011) made a substantial written response to the DCLG consultation on the Draft National Planning Policy Framework. In October and November 2011 members of the Group took an active part in the workshops and working groups in the early stages of development of the new West Dorset District Local Plan.
The Group comments regularly on local planning applications, and continues to take a close interest in proposals to redevelop Bridport's South West Quadrant.
- Parking/Transport Survey, January 2005
- The Group's response on the future of the Dorset AONB, November 2003
- Response on DCC Rights of Way consultation 2007
- Response on Marine Bill White Paper 2007
The Bridport Environment Group is an influential local community group with an interest in environmental and planning issues. It meets every two months and its next meeting is on Tuesday 13 March 2012, at the town council offices at Mountfield, Rax Lane, Bridport, 5.30 pm. Meetings are open to members of the Bridport Area community.
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