From Wimborne People
The original motion that accompanied the six thousand plus signature petition, collected by The Friends Of Uddens Woodland, called for the removal of the Uddens site from the process. However, this did not go ahead after a quick amendment to the motion brought before Dorset District Council (DDC) to gain cross party support removed the proposal altogether, leaving the Uddens site still on the agenda for proposed sites.
The motion was changed so local residents could be reassured that the grant is not site specific and the legitimate concerns of residents would be taken into account before any final recommendations were brought to DDC. The motion was proposed by Cllr Janet Dover and seconded by Councillor Spencer Flower who asked for the amendments before agreeing to second the motion.
Councillor Flower then accepted the petition on behalf of East Dorset District Council (EDDC) and assured Friends Of Uddens Woodland it would be taken into consideration when EDDC make their decision on which sites they intend to take forward to the next stage.
So what does this mean for the Uddens site? It means the site is still under consideration and could still be picked to house the 24-pitch Gypsy and Traveller site despite significant opposition, but at least DDC EDDC councillors are now aware of the growing opposition.