March For Dorch!
Join us for a peaceful protest walk for STAND: Save The Area North of Dorchester
Thank you for signing the STAND petition.
_STAND: Save The Area North of Dorchester_ is the campaign against
building 3,500 houses on the downland sloping up from the Dorchester
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING?
We sent the petition in to West Dorset District Council in time for
their consultation deadline last September.
Since then the Council has been working on its merger with the other
rural Dorset authorities. It will be the new Dorset Council that will
make the decision on the Local Plan. The unitary authority was set up on
1 April and there are elections on 2 May. After that the new planning
committee will take this forward. Meanwhile we’ve been working on how
we can challenge the developers and if you’d like to join the team, do
let us know.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
We’re having a peaceful protest walk on EASTER BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 22
APRIL. Come and join the ‘MARCH FOR DORCH’ at 11am in North Square.
We’ll be sticking to public footpaths and heading out of Dorchester to
Blue Bridge and then up the track towards Higher Burton Farm. If you’d
rather not do the walk, come and see us off from North Square, or just
walk as far as John’s Pond or Blue Bridge.
The petition is still open. We hope to get a lot more signatures before
sending it to the new Dorset Council, and we’d like to present it in
person at one of the first meetings of the Council. Can you help spread
the word by forwarding the link below to your friends?
If you live in Dorset, it’s a good time to talk to your local election
candidates. Find out what they think about building such a huge
development on this greenfield site. The development consortium is
backed by Persimmon Homes, in the news lately  for their £1billion a
year profit and questions over quality.
Find out more at https://stand-dorchester.net
Thanks for getting involved and for signing the petition.