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120 homes across three developments approved by Planning Committee

Dorset Council News Feed - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:07

On Thursday 13 September, West Dorset District Council’s Planning Committee approved three applications that propose a total of up to 120 new homes.

Artist’s impression for the development west of Charminster

The first application approved is for development of land north of Pound Road, Thornford that currently forms part of a pasture field bordered by hedgerows. The outline planning application submitted by Sherborne Castle Estates includes development of up to 35 new homes, with 35 per cent of these homes marked as affordable housing.

The details of the layout, appearance, landscaping, and scale will be reserved for future consideration in a reserved matters planning application.

The second application approved by West Dorset District Council’s Planning Committee is for full planning permission to build up to 52 new homes on land West of Charminster Farm. The new homes will be made up of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom properties, with 14 of these homes set out as affordable housing.

The proposed development will also provide new areas of public open space, and will retain the large veteran Ash tree within the site. The proposal incorporates green recreational space as well as new public and vehicle access and landscaping.

The Planning Committee also approved a third application – a reserved matters planning application for the construction of up to 33 new homes, associated garages and landscaping. The application, on land adjacent to Watton Park, Bridport is a revised reserved matters application which sought to overcome the previous reasons for refusal.

Cllr Ian Gardner, West Dorset District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning, said:

“The approval of these three applications, incorporating the provision of a number of new homes, will assist us in meeting the need for housing in our district and help us achieve our 5 Year Land supply target.”

Cllr Tim Yarker, West Dorset District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing, said:

“Like many areas, West Dorset has a housing shortage. West Dorset District Council together with Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and North Dorset District Council, want to see 20,000 more homes built in the combined area by 2033 under the Opening Doors campaign.

“We aim to encourage developers and bring more housing schemes forward. These approved applications will help to achieve this shared goal.”

The Home Ownership Register has provided us with essential insight on the local housing need. Find out more about Opening Doors or  sign up to the Home Ownership Register and receive regular housing development updates in your area.

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