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Puddletown Has a New Neighbourhood Plan


8:31am 13th April 2014

Second home owners and young people being priced out of the housing market.

They're two of the main issues which are facing villagers in Puddletown.

They've now been given permission to come up with a neighbourhood plan which will give them more say on things like where new housing and shops are built.

Parish Clerk Amanda Crocker say this will be an important document:

"If you've got a small village like Puddletown which is only just short of 600 houses and a developer wants to come along and put 60 houses on the edge of your village, that's a serious issue and villagers are going to have something to say about it."

"We want to maintain the infrastructure of the village, keep employment in the village. And keep the young people in the village. At the moment so many can't afford to buy houses and so we are losing them to places like Dorchester and Weymouth and it would be so nice of them to stay where their families are in the village they grew up in."

You can find out how to get involved with Puddletown's Neighbourhood plan at a special event at the Cricket Pavilion at Puddletown Recreation Ground today from 11am - 1pm.

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