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‘March for Dorch’ proved popular! UPDATED with audio

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:
you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stand-save-the-area-north-of-dorchester

Here is the proposed plan from stand-dorchester.net
Map of location of proposed housing development

Photo of people gathering to take part in the March for Dorchester

Photo of people taking part in the March for Dorchester