Planning policy consultations

Current consultations

Sherborne St John Pre Submission (Regulation 14) Neighbourhood Plan

The Regulation 14 consultation is open from 25 September through to 6 November 2023.

Further information on the consultation, along with all the consultation documents can be found on the dedicated Sherborne St John Neighbourhood Plan website.

Past consultations

Statement of Community Involvement

The council has updated its Statement of Community Involvement in 2023 ahead of consultation on the Local Plan Update. The consultation closed on 21 July 2023. Further information about the Statement of Community Involvement.

Issues and Options Consultation

The council agreed on 16 May 2019 to launch the preparation of an updated Local Plan. Visit the LDS and Local Plan update for more information.

Representations on this consultation can be viewed upon request by contacting the Planning Policy team at

Call for Sites

The council undertook a Call for Sites consultation in 2019 to inform the development of the LPU. The consultation asked for developers, landowners or other interested parties to let us know about sites that could be suitable for residential, employment or other development.

The council continues to welcome site submissions, and details of all sites submitted will be placed on file for a future review of the SHELAA. The submission form and corresponding guidance note can be viewed on the link below.

More information on the call for sites consultation

Other consultation information

If you wish to sign up to the council's mailing list to receive updates on planning policy matters in the borough and be included in the circulation of the council's newsletter in future, please register for updates by completing the form on our consultation software CiviQ.

The council may respond to national planning policy consultations and where relevant, these responses will be available on Responses to Planning Policy Consultations webpage.

Contact details

Planning Policy and Infrastructure Team

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