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Old 05-16-2004, 08:34 PM
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Poundbury

Poundbury is a planned community built on Duchy of Cornwall land near Dorchester in Dorset. It was conceived by the Prince of Wales as a town which combined homes, shopping centres, and work places so that the residents can get from place to place on foot rather than being forced to drive long distances to commute or go shopping. The architecture and layout, as well as the use of traditional building materials, are deliberately intended to give the community a feeing of a traditional town rather than a modern suburban development.

The Prince has worked with Leon Krier, an architect and urban planner, to make his vision into reality. The community has been in the planning stages since the 1980s and is being built in phases, so that the increased population won't put a strain on the resources of Dorchester. The first phase was completed in 2002, and building is expected to continue until around 2025.

For more information, check out these websites:

http://www.duchyofcornwall.org/designanddevelopment_poundbury.htm

http://www.poundbury.info/

http://www.amazon.com/Vision-Britain-Personal-View-Architecture/dp/038526903X
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:23 AM
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Poundbury

Mayor criticises prince's village

The new Mayor of Dorchester has criticised Prince Charles' "model village", on the outskirts of the town.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/5010428.stm

I wonder how long it will take for them to blame Prince Charles.
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:39 PM
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I wonder how long it will take for them to blame Prince Charles.
for what? Can't see anything wrong about what he has done and is doing.
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:53 PM
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for what? Can't see anything wrong about what he has done and is doing.
I was being a little sarcastic.
Prince Charles gets the blame for everything! The way the news is told here, it is his fault that complimentary therapies are in use in the NHS, (nothing to do with patients and GP's approving them).
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:53 AM
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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is joined by Prince Albert of Monaco as he leads a group of international visitors on a tour of the Poundbury development on the edge of Dorchester, Dorset - POLFOTO

HERE
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AND meeting children from Sunny Days Nursery at Poundbury.

HERE

He has been a busy birthday boy!
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:12 PM
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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is joined by Prince Albert of Monaco as he leads a group of international visitors on a tour of the Poundbury development on the edge of Dorchester, Dorset - POLFOTO
HERE
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AND meeting children from Sunny Days Nursery at Poundbury.
HERE
He has been a busy birthday boy!
Thanks for the pictures, Skydragon!
I hope Prince Charles will have a quiet, private party today, after the busy day!
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:12 PM
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More pictures of Prince Charles and Prince Albert of Monaco from getty.

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Prince Charles receives flowers from children
Prince Charles chats to locals
Prince Charles and Prince Albert of Monaco

All pictures from getty here.
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:29 AM
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As his Poundbury dream implodes, it never rains but it pours for Prince Charles

All appeared well yesterday in the village of Poundbury as the Prince of Wales led foreign dignitaries on a tour of his pet urban planning project.

As his Poundbury dream implodes, it never rains but it pours for Prince Charles - This Britain, UK - The Independent
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:42 AM
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Eco-homes shown at modell village

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...et/6265981.stm

Eleven new eco-friendly homes have gone on show at Prince Charles´s model village of Poundbury, in Dorset.
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:40 AM
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CHARLES' ECO TOWN PLAN

PRINCE Charles yesterday unveiled plans for a model village to be built on eco-friendly lines

Mirror.co.uk - News - Top Stories - CHARLES' ECO TOWN PLAN
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The Duchy of Cornwall publishes a sustainability strategy for a green development in Newquay, Cornwall

A site to the east of Newquay in Cornwall, known as the Newquay Growth Area, has been earmarked for development by the local authority as a way of meeting the future local business, housing, educational and health needs in a sustainable way.
The Duchy of Cornwall is the majority landowner of the site and is working with the local authority, to create a new urban extension of Newquay that will champion sustainable development environmentally, socially and economically.
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:33 AM
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Prince to tour his model village

The Prince of Wales is to open a medical centre and lead a tour of Middle Eastern and American delegates around his model village in Dorset.

BBC NEWS | England | Dorset | Prince to tour his model village
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His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Charles and Eng Ahmed Maghrabi, the Housing Minister of Egypt during their visit to Poundbury village Prince Charles visiting Dorset, Britain - 27 Apr 2007

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I like the fact, that Charles visits certain projects and towns with foreign guests, like he did for example with Prince Albert before..

Here are two more additional pics from today, the first one is really nice - taken while unveiling a plaque to officially open Frederick Treves House the new medical centre in Poundbury - the second one as well as to his face expressions, like he was thinking: what are they doing there?!

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Old 04-27-2007, 06:44 PM
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Thank you for the pictures Iceflower, the first one is a really nice one.
I think Prince Charles and Prince Albert had also visited the Poundbury village - the Prince likes to show his model village to foreign dignitaries. With good reason - the village is really a model one.

HRH shows the Crown Prince of Bahrain around Poundbury

The Prince of Wales guided The Crown Prince of Bahrain and other leaders from the Middle East and America around Poundbury today.
Poundbury is the urban extension of Dorchester built to His Royal Highness’s architectural principles. Click here to find out more about Poundbury.
During the day, The Prince also opened a new medical centre for the town named after one of Dorchester’s most famous surgeons, Sir Frederick Treves.
The Prince created Poundbury to break the mould of post-Second World War development by mixing high density housing with work and leisure facilities.
Work began in 1993 on Duchy of Cornwall land and as Duke of Cornwall, The Prince of Wales - who is well known for his views on planning and architecture - took the opportunity to work with the council to contribute an exemplary urban addition to Dorchester, an ancient market town.
The development is now in phase two and three and is home to 1,100 people in a mixture of affordable, social and privately-owned housing, designed to be indistinguishable from one another.
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The question is, would the Prince live there, that is, if it was safe?
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Planners ban Charles from naming Poundbury streets after war heroes

The Prince of Wales´ representatives are today meeting with planners who banned them from naming streets in his model village after war heroes.

Planners ban Charles from naming Poundbury streets after war heroes | 24dash.com - Social Housing
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Nairn ´new town´ will fellow Prince´s vision
December 7

A new town based on Prince Charles´s controversial Poundbury developement in Dorset is being planned for the western outskirts of Nairn.

Nairn 'new town' will follow prince's vision - The Inverness Courier
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Nairn ´new town´ will fellow Prince´s vision
December 7

A new town based on Prince Charles´s controversial Poundbury developement in Dorset is being planned for the western outskirts of Nairn.

Nairn 'new town' will follow prince's vision - The Inverness Courier
I wonder if they will manage to get the plans passed? I hope not, it is becoming as busy as London!
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Free bikes, no uPVC - green light for prince´s ecotown
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A hi-tech, but traditional style community is about to be built in south Devon

Free bikes, no uPVC - green light for prince's ecotown | Environment | The Guardian
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