Public to be consulted on Charles Street plans

Public to be consulted on Charles Street plans

Public to be consulted on Charles Street plans

First published in News

DEVELOPERS Simons are due to submit a revised planning application for the second phase of the long awaited Charles Street scheme next month.

Leader of West Dorset District Council Robert Gould told a meeting of the authority that work had been going on ‘behind the scenes’ involving council officers and Simons and the developers were shortly due to announce public consultation dates for members of the public to view the revised plans.

This will give people the opportunity to view the revised proposals before Simon submits its planning application.

Cllr Gould said that if the planning application is successful work on site could begin next year but there will be an extensive archaeological investigation stage before construction starts.

He said: “Our officers and Simons are work hard to achieve this for Dorchester.”

Local members Stella Jones and Andy Canning stressed the importance of including affordable housing provision as part of the scheme.

Cllr Susie Hosford also stressed the need for suitable parking provision to be put in place before the development works begin.

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4:04pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Fred Kite says...

Pointless! Gould took no notice the last time we the public were laughingly consulted.
Pointless! Gould took no notice the last time we the public were laughingly consulted. Fred Kite
  • Score: 8

7:43pm Thu 3 Jul 14

Dorset Boy says...

How many extra millions will this new farce cost us the tax payers. As for a public consultation, that's another waste of time. Gould will flounder on and take no notice whatsoever of the public opinion
How many extra millions will this new farce cost us the tax payers. As for a public consultation, that's another waste of time. Gould will flounder on and take no notice whatsoever of the public opinion Dorset Boy
  • Score: 5

7:10am Fri 4 Jul 14

it's me says...

Should the headline read public to be consulted then ignored on Charles Street plans because the council will do whatever they want.
Should the headline read public to be consulted then ignored on Charles Street plans because the council will do whatever they want. it's me
  • Score: 2

10:28am Fri 4 Jul 14

JamesYoung says...

I suppose Stella Jones and Andy Canning are trying to do what is best for the town, but the idea that we should build affordable housing in the middle of a shopping area is something that really stinks of inner city planning. The issue of housing needs to be dealt with nationally, and it should start with restrictions on lending, which will bring prices down so that all homes are affordable, as they used to be.
Anyway, i await the inevitable demand, from Simons, for more cash to pay for the scaled down scheme.
My personal suggestion is that Gould should go cap in hand to Andrew Wadsworth (of Brewery Square) and beg him to take over the reigns. Mr Wadsworth has shown a vision that is utterly lacking in every attempt that the council has made over the last 30 years.
I suppose Stella Jones and Andy Canning are trying to do what is best for the town, but the idea that we should build affordable housing in the middle of a shopping area is something that really stinks of inner city planning. The issue of housing needs to be dealt with nationally, and it should start with restrictions on lending, which will bring prices down so that all homes are affordable, as they used to be. Anyway, i await the inevitable demand, from Simons, for more cash to pay for the scaled down scheme. My personal suggestion is that Gould should go cap in hand to Andrew Wadsworth (of Brewery Square) and beg him to take over the reigns. Mr Wadsworth has shown a vision that is utterly lacking in every attempt that the council has made over the last 30 years. JamesYoung
  • Score: 1

6:44pm Fri 4 Jul 14

CoogarUK.com says...

Too little, too late.
Too little, too late. CoogarUK.com
  • Score: 0

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