A selection of recent papers and proposals

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National Park Boundary Submission

May 2019

Why Dorchester and its landscape setting should be included within the proposed National Park. 

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Joint Local Plan Review: Position Statement

October 2018

Approved at a meeting of the Society’s Committee on 2 October 2018 following an AGM on18 September 2018

Dorchester Town Centre Masterplan

December 2018

Response of the Dorchester Civic
Society to the developing strategy

A Guide to High West & East Street

September 2018

Discover the highlights of Dorchester’s main street

Principles of Appraising Planning Applications

January 2018

How we assess a weekly list from WDDC

Dorchester Town Centre Improvements

December 2017

A letter to town councillors concerning town centre retail enhancements.

Slyers Lane Wind Farm

January 2017

Position Statement

Derek Beauchamp Award Results 2017

December 2017

Derek Beauchamp Award Results 2017

Dorchester Prison Site

October 2015

Position Statement on Future Development & Uses

Community Involvement

February 2014

Dorchester Civic Society comments

Home Town or Clone Town

November 2013

Alistair Parker

Principles of Placemaking


Dr David Evans

Resilient Dorchester

March 2014

Lessons from an Interconnected World – Joe Doak