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The fight has started to halt plans for 3,500 new homes on the downs north of the River Frome in Dorchester, outlined in the revised Local Plan.

This is the biggest and most controversial proposal for new housing development in Dorchester since Poundbury, and would forever destroy the views of the countryside from the Town Pump and Salisbury Field.

The idyllic walk...

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Residents will get the chance to have a say on the revised Local Plan that would see 3,500 new homes scarring the downs north of the River Frome in Dorchester.

Members from West Dorset District Council’s strategy committee have given their approval of the next stage of the Local Plan review.

The full council’s will now have...

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Dorchester has an enterprising new artisan food business in town, Nonno Peppe. Down the alley in Trinity House, Trinity Street, the former home of the Convivial Rabbit (now across the path) has been transformed into a traditional pizza parlour.

Proprietor and chef Gennaro hails from Italy and is very proud of his authentic pizzas and pasta...

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I have dined at the Rivers Arms in Cheselbourne on several occasions since it reopened in January and the food has always been excellent. On this occasion my partner and I were lucky enough to get seats in the popular cosy bar area.

Other seating is available in the main dining area, which is the large...

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By Town Crier Alistair Chisholm

Let’s be clear on the important issues surrounding the much used word ‘development’.

Dorchester, like any other market town, cannot and should not aspire to stand still. Over the millennia and the centuries it has changed, and change will continue to be part of its future.

Dorchester’s unique setting of ‘town...

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A massive new expansion of Dorchester is being planned north of the River Frome in a move that would forever destroy the idyllic views of the countryside from the town centre.

Planners determined to meet new government housing quotas are eyeing up the rolling downs north of the river to build 3,500 new homes.

The move –...

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