Having read reviews of Poundbury by a range of contributors, the majority of whom do not live in Dorset let alone Dorchester, I feel a local's view is necessary. The older part of Dorchester had little space into which to expand and the land owned by the Duchy provided a real opportunity. The mixture of spacious luxury, environmentally advanced family homes and smaller first time buyer properties meets the needs of a range of people wanting/needing to live in west Dorset. There are numerous small and some medium sized businesses providing much needed employment on the doorstep. Yes, I accept some homes in Poundbury are close together and architectural styles vary, but with land values as they are, that is the sacrifice for quality homes. I work in the village and speak with residents and people who are employed there, on a daily basis. There is a growing community spirit here and no shortage of applicants for new and used homes as they appear for sale. Come and spend time here and you may be persuaded.
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