Tourists forced to drive up UK’s most polluted road

9 Aug 2020

Chris Loder MP - Air Pollution in Chideock

3 Mar 2020

Chris Loder, MP for West Dorset highlights the high level of air pollution in Chideock. Watch from 2.50 minutes into the video to see what he says. Cl...

Looking back: The bombs and bypasses of a charming coastal village

17 Feb 2020

BRIDPORT NEWS: SITUATED between Bridport and Lyme Regis, the charming village of Chideock has a population of just 600. We look back at the bombs and...

New Pollution Data

14 Jan 2020

Please click on the link to see the new pollution data - Correlation of NO2 Particulates. This document can be found under the Library heading - Techn...

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The Chideock Bypass Working Group

This group has been created to highlight the ever increasing problem of the traffic running through Chideock. Our primary concern is for the historic village of Chideock but we are not just thinking about us. We also realise the inconvenience and cost it causes to the people driving through Chideock and to the local and therefore national economy.

Chideock, Dorset is situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with many listed buildings dating back to the 16th Century. Golden Cap is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Jurassic Coast brings in an extra 1 million tourists. We are extremely proud of our village and the beauty that surrounds it. All of this drives tourism to the area and income for the local population.

This problem has been debated for decades and in fact a bypass was given the go ahead in 1996 until it was cancelled. The traffic since then has increased 58%

We are not NIMBYs, we are genuinely concerned for our village inhabitants, the precious listed buildings and tourism that brings in £550m to the Dorset economy and employs 20,000 people locally (2007 figure).

All we want is to be heard and work with the necessary organisations that are physically able to make a difference.

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People to Lobby

Our MP wants a “clear consensus” for him to take any proposal forward, so please email: The Rt. Hon. Sir Oliver Letwin at -


And let these key players know how you feel:


Highways England CEO Jim O'Sullivan -


Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling -


Please also consider contacting the other local government elected councillors and asking them to pledge their support for a by-pass for Chideock:


Dorset County Councils - Cllr. Daryl Turner -

West Dorset DC - Cllr. Simon Christopher - Chideock Parish Council -

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