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Poundbury is a thriving new urban development on the outskirts of Dorchester, West Dorset. It was designed by the Prince of Wales who outlined his pioneering ideas in his 1989 book, ‘A Vision of Britain’.
 
 
Work began in the mid 1990’s with the aim of completing development in 2025. This will add approximately 5,000 to the population of Dorchester with 2,000 jobs in the factories, offices and general facilities across the site.
 
Poundbury is made up of Town Houses, Cottages, Shops and Light Industry. Its innovative design allows the combination of Traditional Architecture and Modern Town Planning and boasts a thriving community in which people can work and live in close proximity.
 
Many people make a visit to Poundbury a must whilst they are on holiday along the Dorset stretch of the Jurassic Coast.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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