Delighted to announce that today (Thursday Feb 11th) we were granted full planning permission! This picture was taken outside the planning office.
This is the culmination of 7 years work by the group and 18 months of waiting for the planners to make a decision.
We’d like to thank our architect Sam Goss who had a tall order to satisfy both the needs and desires of the residents group and the planning requirements. Also our two consultants Alan Heeks and Charles Couzens who have kept the faith for all this time!
We are very grateful for the substantial pre-development funding we received from the Homes and Communities Agency, and the support of the organisation Locality in this process as well as the funding from West Dorset District Council which, along with monies from members of Bridport Cohousing, made the application possible.
Most of all we want to thank the people of Bridport for all the wonderful local support for this community-led project.
We know theres still a way to go before we all move in but this is a huge milestone.