The deadline for a contentious application for “landfill with inert material to facilitate improvements to golf driving range and practice area” currently being considered by Dorset County Council has been extended.
Whilst the application, ref PL\1540\13 (1/D/13/000972), lies within the West Dorset AONB, in terms of outlook it primarily potentially affects the East Devon AONB due to its location on the crest of the west facing slope of the valley. The prominent location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty should, in my personal opinion, mean that such works would not be acceptable. I support the representation made by Uplyme Parish Council in August.
Dorset County Council, in a letter to Smiths Gore of Blackbrook Business Taunton, formally requests agreement to an extension of time to cover the period 11th October to 30th November 2013. The say this “… sets a new deadline by which time I am hopeful that we will have made clear progress towards a decision…”