We have commissioned the Dorset Environmental Records Centre to undertake extended phase 1 ecological surveys of sites proposed for allocation, to inform the production of the Dorset Council Local Plan, and to ensure that ecological constraints of sites are identified at an early stage. A broad representation of sites was selected for survey and the findings of the surveys can be accessed below. 

This is not an exhaustive list of the surveys undertaken. Further findings will be added when they are available.

Table of phase 1 ecological surveys to inform proposed allocations in the Dorset Council Local Plan.
Settlement Link to survey findings

BEAM3 - Land west of Tunnel Road

BEAM4 - Land south of Broadwindsor Road

Blandford BLAN7 - Land north east of Blandford
Corfe Mullen

CORM3 - Land West of Pardy's Hill

CORM4 - Land east of Haywards Lane

CORM5 - Land west of Haywards Lane (updated)


CRS5 - Land at Woodsford Fields

CRS6 - Land at Crossways

CRS7 - Land adjacent to Deer Leap House


DOR10 - Land south of Castle Park

DOR14 - Land west of Charminster

DOR15 - Land at Forston Clinic, Charlton Down

Ferndown GT/WIMI/002 - Land at Blunt's Farm, Ferndown
Gillingham GILL3 - Land at Common Mead Lane
Lyme Regis LYME1 - Extension to Woodberry Down
Shaftesbury Land at Enmore Green

SHER4 - Barton Farm extension

SHER5 - Land north of Bradford Road

SHER6 - Land south of Bradford Road

Stalbridge STAL3 - Land south of Station Road
Sturminster Marshall STMR2 - Land at Station Road
West Moors WMO1 - Land north of Azalea Roundabout

WEY14 - Land south of Wey Valley

WEY15 - Land west of Southill


WMC6 - Land at Leigh Farm

WMC7 - Land at Northleigh Lane

WMC8 - Land north of Wimborne Road