Alderholt Major Plans: Developers review public consultation
DEVELOPERS behind major projects in a Dorset village say they meet with local stakeholders to give them the chance to air their views.
Dudsbury Homes has revealed huge plans for 1,700 homes in Alderholt which would include new local shops and a second pub.
A public consultation has taken place detailing the plans, called Alderholt Meadows, and the developers say they are currently reviewing the comments received.
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A spokesperson for Dudsbury Homes said: ‘We have received a good level of response to the consultation and are currently reviewing comments submitted during this process.
“A wide range of comments have been raised in the comments so far. As we continue to review comments, we have produced an FAQ sheet to address some of the most frequently raised comments, providing respondents with additional information about the proposals.
“Following the consultation process, Dudsbury Homes seeks to meet with key local stakeholders and local groups to give them the opportunity to express their views on the proposed scheme, allowing plans to evolve for the better, as proposals continue to develop.”
The FAQ page, detailing the promised infrastructure, said 35% of housing would be affordable, there would be age-appropriate housing and a new care home adjacent to the new market centre.
Improvements would be made to St James’s School to include further school years and a new medical center would be established.
A new hourly bus service, Monday to Saturday, will run between Cranborne, Alderholt, Fordingbridge and Ringwood and the developers are also promising a full fiber connection for the entire development.
The ‘solar panels’ will provide renewable energy from local sources and the developers will also carry out improvement works on the A31 junction.
More than seven miles of new bike paths are also promised.
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Speaking of education, the website states: “We have had discussions with local education providers and listened to the views of the community and are committed to investing in the best possible education for the children of Alderholt. .
“It is recognized that it is not an ideal situation for children to be transported by bus to schools some distance from Alderholt. Therefore, a partnership with Burgate Secondary School makes sense and continues to grow.
“Having explored the options for a new school as part of the development proposals, we understand that St James’s School wishes to invest in its current site instead.
“To do this in a meaningful way, the school must ensure that there is a viable future supply of students. The proposed Alderholt Meadows development will provide this security and Dudsbury Homes will legally commit to facilitate and fully fund any expansion requirements.
The spokesperson encouraged more people to get in touch with their views at [email protected]