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Stinsford Parish Council March 2021 This document constitutes Stinsford Parish Council’s response to the Dorset Council Local Plan Options consultation. Whilst considering the wider plan and consultation process it focusses more specifically on Dorchester and policy DOR13: Land north of Dorchester as the majority of this site lies within the Parish of Stinsford... READ THE … Continue reading Response to Dorset Council Local Plan Options
Linda Poulsen’s paper focusses on one particular reason why DOR 13 is the wrong site for development
The Dorchester Civic Society, Dorchester Town Council and Local plan consultation responses documentation.
Dear Sir/Madam, In ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’ Thomas Hardy describes Dorchester as ‘compact as a box of dominoes. It had no suburbs in the ordinary sense. Country and town met at a mathematical line’. I am writing to you to protest most profusely at the proposed development for the North of Dorchester spanning land from … Continue reading Proposed North of Dorchester Development
The first is this coming Thursday (25th February) at 7pm. The second is the following Thursday (4th March) at 7pm Booking for the 85 places available will be through Eventbrite. Cllr. Susie Hosford will chair both meetings and Chris Loder is expected to attend on both occasions. An invitation to attend both these meetings has … Continue reading Public Meetings centred on DOR 13.
These are the “chat” bar comments made during the STAND Zoom public meeting held on Thursday evening (11th February 2021). The 75 places available for the meeting were all taken within 3 hours. This is not only a measure of interest in the Local Plan, but a clear indication of people’s concerns about its proposals … Continue reading Comments made during the STAND Zoom public meeting
Protecting our Archaeological Heritage – a Discussion Paper Dorset Council’s draft local plan Options Consultation document for Central Dorset (Vol 2) refers to Dorchester’s ‘rich heritage dating back to pre-Roman era’, (23.6.44) but other than a passing reference to Maiden Castle, there is no further explanation regarding the area’s extraordinary prehistory; the emphasis is on … Continue reading Protecting our Archaeological Heritage
Hardy’s Loss In Mellstock Church lies Hardy’s heart, his Casterbridge nearby, But there’s a threat could mean we lose his landscape and his sky ! His Parish it could soon be lost under concrete, brick and tar, Four thousand houses could be built and each will have its car. This will not help with climate … Continue reading Hardy’s Loss
North of Dorchester Development OYEZ ! OYEZ ! OYEZ ! We are facing our finale, if we lose our northern edge, If we lose this open country with each tree and ancient hedge. We are a very special town, our Roman bounds unchanged; Should we despoil two thousand years ? Do you believe we’ll gain … Continue reading OYEZ ! OYEZ ! OYEZ !