A message from the Duchy of Cornwall

As you are aware the Duchy have oversight of all works to property on Poundbury which has the potential to change the external appearance of building and therefore the overall appearance of Poundbury as a whole. This is controlled through the stipulations, which are a legally binding requirement packaged up in conveyance documentation on individual properties. For some time now the Duchy have been aware of unauthorized works undertaken on Poundbury which other residents on Poundbury naturally assume, because of the stipulations, has received Duchy approval.

As the extent of this unauthorised work grow the Duchy find it harder to control those works that they are asked to approve as the people asking for the approval then make reference to unauthorised works of the same or similar to what they are proposing. In fairness to all and in order to take firm control of the situation the Duchy has decided to carry out a full audit of all works that have taken place on Poundbury buildings whether granted approval or not. The results of this audit will then inform future decisions made by the Duchy on alteration work.

As a result of the above exercise in the coming months Keith Sanders, our Commercial Building Surveyor will be out and about on Poundbury with clipboard and camera recording building alterations that in essence do not exhibit the aspirations of the old Poundbury design guide. At present there is no plan to differentiate regarding past approval requests or not, so the photographic record is purely to establish the extent of works undertaken that are not in harmony with the spirit of the original design guide which has prevailed on Poundbury since the beginning of the project. Please therefore do not be alarmed if you see him outside pointing a camera in the direction of your building.

This week-

Our AGM agenda will include latest updates on the joint MANCO2 and MANCO3 outsourcing project, upgrades of the Duchy Poundbury Documents and the Courtyard adoption process.

At last! WIFI in SW Sector

At long last Superfast Fibre broadband is now available from Cabinet 103 in Corston Street. BT is already taking orders, with service up to 71-73 Mbps being promised for delivery within 10 days or so. Similar offerings may also be available from other Internet Service Providers.

Thanks to the persistence of Trevor Craven and others who have battled for years to correct this outrageous anomaly. There really is a green box in position.

Christmas Market 2018!

*A date for your diary**.
Buttermarket Christmas Market events this year will be on FRIDAY 30th NOVEMBER and 1st DECEMBER

Buttermarket will be closed to traffic from Friday evening until Saturday evening.

Friday 30th Christmas Tree Lighting up.

Following the success of last year’s event, we will start at the Duchy Of Cornwall Farmhouse at 5 PM , where there will be a Barbeque supplied by Brace Of Butchers. Children from Damers and Prince of Wales school will make their way to the Buttermarket to sing to everyone before the count-down to turning on the lights at 7pm.
All sorts of hot refreshments will be served. Please come along and support this wonderful event, last year it was magical and we are aiming high again this year. Wrap up warm and join in the festive spirit.
Thank again to our wonderful supporters.
Morrish Builders will be supplying the Christmas Trees once again,
Brace of Butchers – Morrish Builders – Celebrating Poundbury – Bridal Reloved – MANCO3

Saturday 1st DECEMBER – Christmas Market

This year we have a huge range of different and interesting traders coming. There will be plenty to see, plenty to buy, plenty to do, and plenty to eat!
Best to walk to it if possible, as it will be busy.

No, this is not acceptable!

All Poundbury property owners are bound by covenants and stipulations as part of the purchasing agreement. This is to protect our close living spaces and keep the development looking smart. It is not permitted to change the external colour of any property without the permission of the Duchy of Cornwall. This of course includes changing a colour theme in a courtyard. A range of legal actions is available to the Duchy, MANCO or other owners. Some unauthorised changes will render your property unsaleable without return to original planned status. ( Please read Stipulation 1 in this website, and in your documentation)