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Propsals to demolish Riverside House refused


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PROPOSALS to demolish Riverside House in West Street, home to the Blandford Information Centre and the town’s public toilets, and build a three and four storey block of apartments on the site and the vacant plot next to it have been refused. An appeal against non-determination by North Dorset District Council of the applicant by Lolligo Ltd was dismissed on October 23 by the Planning Inspectorate on two main grounds of flood risk and heritage impact.  Read more…


Closure of Boots Store

THE ongoing problems with dispensing of prescriptions locally has taken a new turn with the confirmation from Boots UK that they are looking to close their store and pharmacy at 3 Salisbury Street, the former Graceys Chemists. A Boots UK Spokesperson said this month: “At Boots UK, we continually review our store locations to make sure they are where our customers need us most. It is never a decision we take lightly when looking to close a store. With this in mind, we can confirm that we are looking to consolidate our store on 3 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum into our other store at 10 Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum.”     Read more…

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