Adams Hendry facilitated a number of forum meetings for Dorset County Council as part of the preparation of the Minerals Core Strategy. This involved hosting regular forum group meetings supplemented by an online resource consisting of various background and topic papers. Members of the forum included local residents, Parish Councils, neighbouring authorities, local interest groups, and representatives from the minerals industry.
Presentations on the planning system and minerals planning were given to ensure members of the forum had a common understanding of the issues to be discussed and the planning framework within which decisions would be made. These issues were explored further over a series of facilitated workshops looking at the spatial vision and objectives for the Core Strategy, specific issues relating to the winning and working of aggregates and other minerals and the approach to planning to meet the supply and demand for minerals in the County.