Vision and Strategic Objectives


Okeford Fitzpaine is a thriving community led Parish, which seeks to grow progressively through planned sustainable development while offering  residents and visitors alike a rural environment of outstanding beauty and remain an iconic conservation area of heritage buildings of the quintessential Dorset village, protected and safeguarded for future generations.


  • To progressively grow the village through sustainable housing development that meets the needs of all age and social groups, and promotes balance in the Parish demography.
  • To ensure that new housing developments replace and regenerate existing ‘brownfield’ sites in the first instance, and complement the existing heritage building styles and rural context.
  • To evolve the Parish infrastructure to support the progressive growth in the community.
  • To protect and where possible enhance the built heritage and its surroundings for the benefit of current and future generations.
  • To recognise that our rural environment and greenspaces are highly valued by all the community and to enhance them and protect them from inappropriate development.
  • To invest in infrastructure that provides opportunities for more sustainable means of getting about in, around and beyond the Parish, and promotes better health and well-being of all.
  • To strive to support the local economy through its existing businesses and encourage new enterprises and facilities, which enhance employment opportunities.