The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

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Towards Dorchester from Ridgeway
Dorchester from The Keep
Queen Mother Square
Poundbury Fountain
Buttermarket Square
Brewery Square fountains
Weymouth Bay
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Custom House Quay, Weymouth, England
The Esplanade, Weymouth
Dorset bluebell wood
Chesil Beach from Portland
Maumbury Rings
The bridge at Lower Bockhampton
Towards Dorchester from Ridgeway
Towards Charminster from Poundbury Camp
Looking towards Weymouth and Portland from Hardy's Monument
Dorchester from The Keep
Queen Mother Square
Poundbury Fountain
Buttermarket Square
Brewery Square fountains
Weymouth Bay
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Custom House Quay, Weymouth, England
The Esplanade, Weymouth, England
Bluebell wood
Chesil Beach from Portland
Maumbury Rings
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Town and Parish Councils will get developer contributions

Dorset Council has agreed a protocol that will allow Section 106 funds from developers to be transferred to town and parish councils and community groups to spend on agreed community facilities.

Section 106 funding is a legal agreement between developer and planning authority (Dorset Council). It is used to make a development acceptable in planning terms where it would otherwise be undesirable. It is based on the specific needs of the local community and can be used for facilities such as village halls, schools, or for affordable housing and roads.

Any money that is transferred will be the responsibility of the council or community group to manage. These funds, usually, have to be spent within 10 years of receipt and, if not, the funds may be returned.

Cllr David Walsh, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Planning, said:

“This is a big step forward with our promise to work closer with Town and Parish Councils when we became a unitary authority. Local communities are often better placed to make decisions about the location of facilities than we are.”

The protocol came into effect on 19 May 2021.

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