WDDC requested a second survey of housing need, this time with names checked against the housing register. Again, we had an excellent response from local people, but were told that there were insufficient applicants from Allington Parish. Although we had always advertised BC being for the people of Bridport and surrounding parishes we had not been aware of this requirement, so it was a bit of a shock. Allington Parish has relatively few residents, mostly in newer build homes. As a result we submitted a standard planning application, which was possible because WDDC had no Local Plan in place against which they could measure planning applications.
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