Author: Mike Chapman

Mike Chapman: early retired aerospace marketeer now a volunteer mentor to small businesses in Dorset and for a national charity taking career and skills advice into schools. Passionate europhile from years overseas and keen environmentalist because there is no rational alternative.

The future of planning in rural areas

Mike Chapman

Rural communities in the recently created unitary Dorset Council area are working hard and democratically to make Neighbourhood Plans. The bases of these plans lie in the traditions and desire for continuity of small rural towns and villages. This cultural heritage is under attack now and is further threatened by proposed changes to the planning […]