The seed of an idea

The emerging idea for the Bridport Renewal Area is for an innovative, sustainable, and high quality “renewal” area that is easily accessible.

One in which local communities, landowners and businesses can thrive sustainably, in a zero-carbon way that enhances biodiversity, wellbeing, and reduces our environmental footprint whilst honouring the outstanding natural beauty of the landscape.

Co-founding principles converge

Firstly, the idea of a Bridport Community Railway that takes its ques from the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways and the new hydrogen powered train units for the Zillertalbahn railway in Austria. A corridor of biodiversity with a multi-user trailway linking West Bay, Bridport, Bradpole, Loders, Powerstock, Toller and Maiden Newton.

Secondly the award-winning ideas envisioned by the Velocity Placemaking team on the sensitive regeneration and development of new movement networks and clustering of villages for the 21st century. Together with the ideas proposed by Smart Community Projects for local affordable housing.

Thirdly the idea of embracing Community Alliances, Innovation Partnerships that deliver holistic local solutions to the social, economic, and environmental challenges we face today.

First on-line public conversation in partnership with Zero Carbon Dorset on the 18th of December 2020

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