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Plan for Pavilion revised

A revised plan for the proposed Pavilion on the Great Field has been submitted.

The building is set to hold a café and community space. The original application was made to the council in January 2019.

The structure is to be primarily made of timber and now of single storey in design, where originally there were to be two floors with office space occupying that second floor.

Whilst it has been deemed by many as a potential useful community space in Poundbury, a number of objections from a local residents have been received by the planning team:. One such objection reads:

“…plans for the Great field seem to have lost the priority for the environment and wild life which people expressed on the consultation days. The plans to plant shrubs and trees are excellent but helping wildlife – which is what the children can see is important – gets forgotten in a welter of running tracks and play equipment and pavilions for coffee and loos. Whatever we do needs to be beautiful… What we don’t want is yet another coffee shop. Don’t fill up this precious space with more buildings”

Two other objections commented on the following:

“My main concern is parking, where will all the extra visitors, employees and large delivery wagons park! During the day the car park is full with visitors to the Poundbury Surgery and the area has limited parking for the residents.”

“This proposal is appalling. The Great Field is a superb public asset. It provides one of the very few distant views of the countryside from Poundbury itself that is still visible to everyone. In the middle of this great vista, it is proposed to plonk what can at best be described as an oversized allotment hutch.”

There have been 14 objections to date (11 June 2019) relating to the proposed pavilion.

Further details relating to the proposed Pavilion on the Great Field can be found by following this link on the Dorset Council website.


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