The Grange NPT policing area covers the Christchurch Borough Ward of The Grange and is predominantly a residential area that according to the 2011 census contained 2,077 households and a population of 4,875. The ward is bisected by the B3059 Somerford Road. To the north the Somerford estate is an area of residential housing, originally developed as a council estate in the 1950s and to the south of Somerford Road is the Airfield Industrial Estate, which is the 2nd largest industrial estate in East Dorset. 18% of the ward land area is given over to educational and recreational use and includes Watermans Park, The Grange Comprehensive School, Somerford County Infant School, Somerford County Junior School and St Josephs Primary School.
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