How can we trust anything in the Goadsby report when they will, in all likelihood, be the company commissioned to sell all these new residential & industrial units? It must also be remembered that at least one business was ‘hounded’ out of its site on another industrial estate when residential planning went ahead close by. A company who made pickles / jams etc had to relocate when new residents, who knew what was there when they bought, complained about noise and smell. Surely this would only happen again and another place for business will be gone forever. In order to keep West Dorset viable we need more businesses, not less.

PS who earns the mythical £24K+ average wage here?? If that were the case, then why do we need Lidl? Surely we could all afford Waitrose if that really were the case?!