*Click here to download / print a PDF Objection Template (or click here for a Microsoft Word version). Dorset Council Planning have confirmed that each one of these will be counted as long as the basic details are filled in.

How do I submit an objection to the planning application for the incinerator?

  • The planning application number is Minerals and Waste WP/20/00692/DCC. You can find the application by clicking here. You will need to Accept the website’s terms and conditions before proceeding.
  • The single most important thing you can now do to help stop the incinerator is to SUBMIT A WRITTEN OBJECTION to Dorset Council Planning.
  • We need thousands of objections to be submitted to convince Dorset Council’s Waste and Minerals Planning Authority to recommend that the application be refused and to persuade the Strategic Planning Committee to vote for that refusal.
  • It is vital that as many people respond to the planning application as possible. Numbers count.  Please do not leave it for someone else.  Unless made formally in writing, your views won’t be counted.

Where do I send my objection?

There are three options for where to send your objection:

  • You can upload your written objection directly onto the Dorset Council planning page for the application. Nowadays, there is no need to register beforehand.  Click here to go to the Dorset Council planning page.
  • You can email your written objection to the planning team: (Tel: 01305 224289).
  • You can write or type your objection and post it to Planning Team A, Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ (your signature will NOT be displayed online.  However, your name will appear alongside your objection).
  • NB You can attach relevant photographs, maps and diagrams to help you explain your objection.

What is the deadline?

16th November 2020

How do I submit by post?

  • Firstly, you need to quote the application reference which is:
  • Then, you need to state that you are submitting an OBJECTION.
  • Then, state as clearly as you can the reasons for your objection.
  • Finally print your name, sign your letter and post it to Planning Team A, Dorset Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ.

What shall I say?

  • It is important that each response is seen as separate and the view of the individual objector, rather than a recycling of a generic set of pre-determined objections.
  • However, as a memory jogger, we have listed here a range of possible objections.
  • Please look through them and, if you have your own personal concerns in relation to any of them, please make your objections to that topic in your own words. This list is not necessarily complete, and if there are other areas you think are important, please let us know so we can circulate them to others so they too can consider them. At this stage in the process, it is a numbers game, and our advice is that you object on each and every point you feel is important to you.

For information about the Planning Process, please click here.

For useful planning links and documents, please click here.