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Green light for Crossways and Sherborne

Two developments in Crossways and Sherborne have been granted reserved matters approval by councillors on West Dorset District Council’s Planning Committee.

The two applications were for 49 homes on land next to Oaklands Park in Crossways and 108 units off Yeovil Road in Sherborne.

49 units plus eight commercial units on the site near Oaklands Park, off Warmwell Road, Crossways has been approved for development by Allenby Homes Ltd.

It includes 17 affordable homes to meet the council’s 35 per cent threshold for such schemes. Infrastructure and community benefits for the site are also due to include footways, public open space, landscaping and an estate road with turning and parking areas.

Details for the development of 108 homes on the Barton Farm development site have also been given a green light. 47 affordable homes and 61 open market homes will be provided once the scheme is completed.

Approvals welcomed

Cllr Ian Gardner, West Dorset District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning, said: “We welcome the approval of these developments as they will contribute to satisfying the need for open market and affordable homes and the meeting of our housing targets.”

Cllr Tim Yarker, West Dorset District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “Good quality housing of a mixed tenure is keys to the success of Opening Doors.

“West Dorset District Council, along with North Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, is keen to lead the way regionally to see more housing of this kind built for our communities.”

Home Ownership Register

Opening Doors has also launched a Home Ownership Register for those seeking to find a new home in north, west and south Dorset.

Visit the Home Ownership Register page on this website to sign the register and find out more about the campaign.