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Charles Street Developers Move Closer To £2M Bail Out

Charles St

8:03am 12th February 2014
(Updated 9:36am 12th February 2014)

An Executive Committee has backed plans to the give the developers of Charles Street a further £2M to continue their work.

Simons say they need the money for the next phase.

The West Dorset District Council committee supported the £2M funding gap at a meeting yesterday (Tuesday 11th February).

Proposals will now go before full council at the end of the month.

Ros Kayes, Deputy Leader of the Lib Dem group and also the party's parliamentary spokesman for West  Dorset said

"We  should not roll over simply because the developer says affordable housing is not viable when there are 1406 people on the waiting list for one bedroomed flats in Dorchester."

"Affordable housing was built in to the original bid. We warned when the initial proposals were agreed by Council that Simons  would come back again and again for money for this scheme because of the recession. The Council knew that when they agreed it."

"We are most concerned that phase 2 is now being given the go-ahead with not even a   commuted sum set aside from for affordable housing Dorchester."


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