Bridport Town Council appointed Feria Urbanism to work with a collective of six parishes to develop a neighbourhood plan for pre-submission consultation.

The Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan comprises the six parishes of Allington, Bradpole, Bothenhampton, Bridport, Symondsbury and Walditch. Work on the plan began in November 2014 when many members of the public attended at event in Bridport Town Hall to say what aspects of future development were most important to them. This led to a series of consultations over the following years which gave the Steering Group a good idea of peoples’ wishes on a range of subjects.


Our role was to take the extensive amount of material already prepared by the community and rework into a neighbourhood plan of an appropriate format and with the right content. This was then subject to pre-submission consultation in summer 2018. The plan was approved at referendum in February 2020.


Our team has also been commissioned to prepare specific housing design guidance and shop front design guidance for Bridport town centre. These design outputs will be integrated into the neighbourhood plan.


The Feria Urbanism team is involved in other neighbourhood plans in a series of towns and villages including Loose, Hawkhurst, Lewes, Ticehurst, Paddock Wood, Staplehurst and Faversham. The team has also worked with a neighbourhood forum in Bristol. If you wish to know more about these other neighbourhood plan projects, please get in touch.

Bridport Area

Neighbourhood Plan




Date: 28th February 2020

Yes Vote: 87%

Turnout: 18%