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Dorset County Council planning services 

Location: UK » South West » DT

Dorset County Council is proposing the following cuts to its planning service in 2011/12:

• ending staff support to tourism (albeit with the continued contractual obligation to the Destination Dorset website);
• restructure and reduce the planning and transport groups;
• reducing capacity to support and match-fund economic development projects;
• discontinuing membership of the Assembly of European Regions;
• reducing grants provided to support delivery of the World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding National Beauty management plans;
• reducing capacity to influence some national research streams and publish Research & Information data and advice;
• stopping support to district and borough councils on affordable housing issues

The council’s planning service incorporates economic development, environment, Olympics, research and information, statutory planning and transport planning.

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