Plans to revamp Dorchester’s Roman town house site will be discussed by planners next week – at a meeting in Sturminster Newton.

Also to be discussed will be an application for additional pitches at the Piddlehinton traveller site and an application for Milborne St Andrew for 25 homes at Huntley Down.

The county town’s interests will be represented on the northern area planning committee by independent councillor Les Fry and David Taylor, a former county town mayor, who now represents Charminster.

The meeting takes place at 2pm on Tuesday July 23rd at the Stour Hall, The Exchange, and will be open to the public.

The Town House application includes plans to improve access to the site, a better lay out to allow outdoor events and performances and a new entrance to the site via the West Walks. It will also involve the relocation of a Roman sarcophagus.

The Roman house, to the rear of County Hall, is said to be one of the most intact homes of its kind ever discovered in the UK.