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Funding a Change in Dorset's Towns

Weymouth Town Centre

7:46am 7th May 2013

Communities in Dorset are being encouraged to use a £9.5 million funding pot from the government - to help create new housing and jobs.

Residents in each area can get up to £7,000 to shape the future of their neighbourhood by deciding where shops and houses are built.

Dorset Community Action wants more communities in bigger places like Weymouth to get involved.

Simon Thompson from there believes the money is "long overdue". He said: "The biggest issue that's faced Dorset for many years is the difficulty we have in producing enough affordable housing. We're always falling behind. A Neighbourhood Plan could help a local community identify some affordable housing where local people control it and have some say in who lives there."

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