The group ‘STAND UP for Dorchester!’ have been taking part in a protest march against the plans to build a potential 3,500 new homes in the town.
Crowds met at North Square this morning (Monday 22nd April) and marched to John’s Pond and Blue Bridge footpaths.
These areas form part of what is proposed as the area for the new development which is likely to see a population increase of 33%. The site in question is an arc of land from Charminster round to Stinsford at least one and a half times the size of the Duchy’s Poundbury development.
Our reporter Andy Worth attended the march and spoke to some of the participants:
You can see the petition by clicking here which is close to its target:
Dorset Council began operations on 1st April 2019. Trevor Bevins spoke to Chief Executive Matt Prosser about the transition from six councils to one