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New homes boost for North Dorset

A scheme for up to 61 homes at Marnhull has been approved by North Dorset District Council’s planning committee.

The outline application for a site north of Burton Street includes public open space, roads, pedestrian access and 40 per cent affordable housing – equating to about 24 homes.

There will also be provision for primary and secondary school education, play facilities, allotments, community and sports facilities, green space and libraries.

Hilary Jordan, who is corporate manager – planning (community and policy development) at North Dorset District Council, said: “The new homes have the potential to contribute to the vitality and viability of Marnhull, with support for services and 40 per cent affordable housing.

“This is one of a number of applications to receive consent in recent months for much-needed housing in north Dorset.

“We are encouraging more good quality housing of this kind through our Opening Doors programme, which also includes a Home Ownership Register for those interested in buying or renting a new property of any kind.”

The next step for the scheme at Marnhull will be a reserved matters planning application with greater detail about the development.

Savills is the agent for the landowners P&D Crocker.

Stephen Clark, who is an Associate Director at Savills, said: “We are pleased with the planning committee’s decision, which will help provide much-needed housing for North Dorset.

“We look forward to progressing the project to deliver a high quality scheme with the necessary infrastructure, facilities and a substantial number of affordable homes.”

The planning committee also gave the green light for nine new homes and the construction of three letting rooms at on land next to the Charlton Inn in Charlton Marshall. Brewery Hall & Woodhouse applied for the outline planning permission.

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