PRINCE OF AN IDEA

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A Bri­tish project known world­wide as a trail­blaz­ing ex­am­ple of ur­ban de­vel­op­ment helped in­spire the Vic­to­ria Cross Ter­race Homes in Cur­rie Bar­racks.

Pound­bury is an ex­per­i­men­tal com­mu­nity on the out­skirts of Dorch­ester in Eng­land that aims to en­cour­age things like walk­ing or public trans­porta­tion.

It is based on con­cepts out­lined by Prince Charles’ book, A Vi­sion for Bri­tain, and was built on land owned by the Duchy of Corn­wall, which is held by the prince.

Pound­bury was in­spired by his in­ter­est in cre­at­ing ur­ban ar­eas that en­cour­age a sense of com­mu­nity.

It is a mixed-use de­vel­op­ment that al­lows com­mer­cial build­ings such as fac­to­ries, shops and of­fices to be lo­cated in res­i­den­tial neigh­bour­hoods.

To main­tain the char­ac­ter in the ap­pear­ance of the com­mu­nity, all changes to build­ings in Pound­bury need the Duchy of Corn­wall’s con­sent. Visit duchy­of­corn­wall.org/des­ig­nand de­vel­op­men­t_­pound­bury.htm

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