The group leading the Maltings’ residents plans for Mampitts Square claimed significant support for their community hall proposals but failed to gain Shaftesbury Town Council support last night.
We spoke with project supporters who consider the decision was down to politics and personalities involved, rather than serving the needs of the public.
Listen to Alfred’s extended report on last night’s Town Council meeting, featuring a presentation by Cllr Peter Yeo, the representative of the Mampitts Lane Community Land Trust. Most councillors would not support their fellow town councillor in his organisation’s bid to gain £800,000 of section 106 money and the land opposite the Spar shop.
Shaftesbury Town Council intends to consult the community on its own alternative application before it approaches Dorset Council, current custodians of the land and money.