Total of 166 new homes for Beaminster, Broadwindsor and Weymouth
Planning permission for a development of 30 affordable homes in Beaminster has been given by West Dorset District Council under delegated authority.
The scheme, which is located on the north-east side of the town, will provide four flats each with one bedroom, 14 two-bedroom houses and 12 three-bedroom houses.
The majority of these will be provided along a winding ‘village street’ and will come in the form of terraced and semi-detached homes.
Nineteen of the homes will be for rent, which will be available from around £80 per week for a one-bedroom flat, to approximately £110 per week for a three-bedroom house.
Eleven of the houses are being built to help people onto the property ladder through shared ownership. To register your interest and find out more about the scheme log onto helptobuysw.org.uk.
All 30 homes will meet ‘Nationally Described Space Standards’ which means that the properties have been designed to provide families with the space needed for them to live comfortably.
David Aldwinckle, property director at Magna Housing, said: “We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide new, affordable homes in Beaminster.
“Our purpose is to help people meet their housing needs and this development will provide much-needed homes for local people.”
High level of housing need
Cllr Tim Yarker, West Dorset District Council’s portfolio holder for housing, said: “There is a high level of housing need in Beaminster, and it is great to see more developments coming through in the area.
“Generally, there is a need of more homes for residents across the district, this is why we launched our Opening Doors Programme.
“As part of this programme, we have started a Home Ownership Register to learn more about housing demand and find out the size and locations of homes that people want.
“As part of this we also forward on details of upcoming developments and opportunities to own a home.
“I would recommend anyone looking to own their own home to sign-up to the register.”
Additionally, outline planning permission has been issued for 22 new homes with 35 per cent affordable housing on land south of Fullers, Broadwindsor. A reserved matters application, which sets out the detail of the scheme, will be needed before building work can begin.
Also, an application from Persimmon Homes for 114 homes at Littlemoor in Weymouth has been given the green light. The scheme is set for a plot of land south of Louviers Road, on a section at the top bend of the road.
The scheme by Persimmon Homes includes 35 per cent affordable housing as well as access, landscaping, a public open space, parking and associated works.