Poundbury, the urban extension to the Dorset county town of Dorchester, was featured on Channel 4’s Phil Spencer: History of Britain in 100 Homes on Wednesday 20th March. The development was built on Duchy land on the principles of architecture and urban planning as advocated by The Prince of Wales in A Vision of Britain.
In the programme, Phil Spencer meets Poundbury residents Judy and Peter and visits their home, including Judy’s home art studio. Also interviewed is Estate Director, Ben Murphy who gives insight into His Royal Highness’s original vision for the development and highlights the integration of affordable housing and commercial property throughout Poundbury.
Concluding his visit, Spencer says, “Having seen for myself its beautiful homes and huge sense of community, it’s clear to me that this experiment is a massive success.” He also labels the development as “a blueprint for the future.”
The full programme can be viewed on Channel 4’s Catch Up portal, ALL4.
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