A COUNCIL is asking local landowners and developers to help identify areas of land that could be used for future housing and employment.

Purbeck District Council is seeking suggestions for suitable sites as it prepares for a review of the Purbeck Local Plan Part 1, which will guide future development.

The council’s housing and development spokesman, Cllr Mike Lovell, said: “The Purbeck Local Plan Part 1 has been vital in guiding future development in the district.

“We have committed to complete a review of the plan by 2017 and, in order to inform this review, the council needs to update its schedule of possible land for housing and employment development.” The suggestions from landowners and developers will help the council to identify options which may exist to meet future needs.

The options will then be published for public consultation to help inform the revised Local Plan. Submitting details of potential land does not guarantee that it will be included in the plan.

People who wish to submit details of land for consideration should complete the site submission form available at dorsetforyou. com/localplan/monitor ing/purbeck or obtain a paper form by contacting Purbeck council’s planning policy team on 01929 557264.

In addition the council is also calling for any land that could be used for potential gypsy and traveller sites.

Suggestions should be submitted by Friday, September 12.