Marsden Street, Poundbury

Future Development

Outline planning permission was granted by West Dorset District Council in December 2011 for the remainder of Poundbury (4ha), which will cover the northern and western perimeters.

In the Northern Quadrant, construction of the 350 homes is well under way and due to be completed in 2026.

Detailed design of the final section, the North West Quadrant, secured planning consent in 2021 and construction commenced in 2022. Completion is anticipated in 2028. Poundbury will have then increased the population of Dorchester by about a quarter, with an eventual community of approximately 5,800 people.

    Proposed view of the North West Quadrant
    CGI of Crown & Market Square, Poundbury
    HRH The Prince of Wales at the first Poundbury planning meeting in 1993.

    Poundbury development in 1989. HRH The Prince of Wales at the original Poundbury planning meeting. Photographer - Joe Low.

    Poundbury North Quadrant
 
HM King Charles, speaking as the 24th Duke of Cornwall
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When I set out on this venture, I was determined that Poundbury would break the mould of conventional housing development in this country, and create an attractive place for people to live, work and play. Many people said that it could never succeed but I am happy to say that the sceptics were wrong and it is now a thriving urban settlement alongside Dorchester. 

HM King Charles, speaking as the 24th Duke of Cornwall

 

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