Dorset Council - Northern Area Planning Committee

Purpose of committee

Northern Area Planning Committee


Within their respective geographical areas, each Area Planning Committee determines any application and /or any enforcement issue relating to town & country planning, rights of way and highway matters. The committee considers all planning applications which fall outside the remit of the Strategic Planning Committee and are not delegated to officers for determination.


For information about public speaking, filming and how to get involved in committees, please see this page. In particular please read the Guidance to Public Speaking at Planning Committee for more information on addressing the committee regarding a planning, rights of way or highway matter.


Covid-19 Pandemic - Addendum to the Guide to Public Speaking Protocol for Planning Committee meetings - effective from 20 July 2020



Planning Site Visit Protocol


Map of Dorset Council's planning areas


Virtual committee meetings:


Weblink to view Dorset Council’s live committee meetings online





Contact information

Support officer: Fiona King. 01305 224186 Email:

Postal address:
South Walks House
South Walks Road

Phone: 01305 224186