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Twenty new homes approved in Longburton

West Dorset District Council has approved the development of 20 new homes in Longburton.

The scheme, located at a former council transport depot, will provide a mixture of two and three-bedroom homes and will be built by housing association Aster Group.

Cllr Ian Gardner, West Dorset District Council’s Portfolio holder for Planning, said: “I am pleased this development has been approved. Once completed it will transform a brownfield site and provide key housing for an identified, local housing need.”

Cllr Tim Yarker, West Dorset District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “Through our Opening Doors Programme, we are working to encourage the development of more homes, especially affordable homes.

“I would encourage local residents looking to own a home, to fill in our Home Ownership Register. This will give us valuable data on where homes are wanted, and will mean we can contact you when homes are available.”

More information about Opening Doors and the Home Ownership Register is available on this website here.

Amanda Williams, group development director at Aster Group, said: “Shared ownership is often a stepping stone for people to get on the housing ladder.

“We are thrilled to be delivering these homes in Longburton and pleased to be providing both shared ownership and homes for affordable rent for the local people and look forward to getting the project underway.”