People power coming to Puddletown

Dorset Echo: West Dorset District Council leader Robert Gould West Dorset District Council leader Robert Gould

PEOPLE in Puddletown are set to have more influence on future development in their community.

Puddletown Area Group Parish Council has successfully applied to West Dorset District Council to set up a Neighbourhood Plan Area.

It marks the first step in creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Puddletown parish, which will not include the wider group of parishes that include Athelhampton, Burleston and Tolpuddle.

Creating a Neighbourhood Plan will give local communities more control when plans for new homes, shops or officers in their area are considered.

A launch event is being held in Puddletown to coincide with the annual Cricket Work Force Day on April 13.

The event at the cricket pavilion at the Recreation Ground will run from 11am to 2pm and will give people a chance to find out more about the proposals.

The parish council also plans to organise more opportunities for ideas and issues to be discussed as the plan begins to take shape.

Leader of West Dorset District Council Robert Gould said: “The Neighbourhood Plan will allow residents to have more say and influence regarding development in their area.

“It is very important that local people get involved and help shape the future of their community.”

For more information about the event on April 13 and how to get involved with the Neighbourhood Plan contact parish clerk Amanda Crocker on 01929 472327.

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4:13pm Thu 27 Mar 14

shy talk says...

The last time Puddletown in the 19th century had people power. A few of them got rewarded by being deported to Australia for their efforts.
The last time Puddletown in the 19th century had people power. A few of them got rewarded by being deported to Australia for their efforts. shy talk
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6:04pm Thu 27 Mar 14

JamesYoung says...

Haha! The words "People Power" and "Robert Gould" do not belong in the same newspaper let alone the same article. This is the guy who rode roughshod over the many sensible objections to the new WDDC offices, who is still regularly writing cheques to Simons Group, who regularly come up with excuses not to build what they are contractually obliged to build, and who also ignored everybody that said Stratton House wasn't saleable. My advice to the people of Puddletown. Throw him in the Frome.
Haha! The words "People Power" and "Robert Gould" do not belong in the same newspaper let alone the same article. This is the guy who rode roughshod over the many sensible objections to the new WDDC offices, who is still regularly writing cheques to Simons Group, who regularly come up with excuses not to build what they are contractually obliged to build, and who also ignored everybody that said Stratton House wasn't saleable. My advice to the people of Puddletown. Throw him in the Frome. JamesYoung
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