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Prince Charles Wins National Building Museum’s Vincent Scully Prize
| Charlie, who is, in a sense, a prototype for our own Ga-Ga Khan
Residents of the Prince of Wales's model village are celebrating after
plans to build a controversial block of flats were rejected at appeal.
Developer Woodpecker Properties appealed against two sets of rejected
plans for the flats at Jubilee Court, in Poundbury, Dorset.
The first scheme for 31 flats, two retail shops and parking was rejected
by West Dorset District Council planning committee in August last year.
A second set of plans for 26 flats, two retail shops, four office units
and parking was also rejected by the planning committee in May 2005.
Poundbury, an urban extension to Dorchester built on Duchy of Cornwall
land, was conceived by the Prince to inspire town planning and design
after he derided contemporary architecture.
The appeal decision report states that the Duchy "played an important
role" in development at Poundbury, where the use of "urban design
concepts" has achieved national recognition.
Mr Roberts said, in the report, that properties adjacent to the proposed
block of flats would retain "a reasonable amount of privacy" but the
plans would give nearby residents "a sense of being overlooked which
would diminish the quality of their living environment".
He said there would be "noise and disturbance" from people using the car
park at the block.