In 2018, Dorset Council completed an economic impact assessment of Poundbury, which concluded that as at 2018, the Poundbury development had permanently increased the local GVA (Gross Value Added) by £98 million per annum (predicted to be £105m per annum when completed in c2025) and established 1,630 full-time equivalent jobs (1,760).
In addition, by 2025 the construction phases will have delivered an increased GVA of some £236 million and 4,950 person-years of employment.
Poundbury is currently home to some 3,800 people in a mix of private and affordable housing, as well as providing employment for some 2,306 people working in the 207 shops, cafés, offices and factories. A further 557 are employed in construction across the site and many more are self employed and occasionally work from home.
In Poundbury 35% of homes being built are affordable housing for rent, shared ownership or discounted sales.
Poundbury Factsheet 2019
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