Submitted on Thursday 25th August 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)
Stop Charles Street development, Dorchester, Dorset
Why, when we are experiencing the toughest economic outlook in living memory, has Conservative controlled West Dorset District Council, decided to spend £13M of local Council Tax payers hard earned money on building itself a 'prestigious' new office block and library on a piece of prime real estate, closing a vital town centre shopper's car park in the process. Can the council explain why the building is necessary when they already have adequate offices and have recently upgraded the existing perfectly serviceable library with a new IT system? Why, when a historic Parish poll in which the citizens of Dorchester voted overwhelmingly against the development (2044 votes cast against the development; just 156 in favour), did the Council ignore the views of local people? Furthermore, the closure of the shoppers car park is causing unbearable loss of custom for local independent traders, already forcing several out of business.
Where is the logic in this undemocratic folly?
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