Shaftesbury

Dorset

Site

Location

Higher Blandford Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Status

Appeal Success for 55 dwellings

Project

Having acquired the site at auction in late 2013, LVA were successful in its appeal against North Dorset District Council’s refusal of a planning application for up to 55 dwellings on this 7.95-acre site.

The Planning Inspector agreed that the site is in a sustainable location for residential development in an area where there is a significant need for new housing. As part of the consent, a number of public benefits will be provided such as 30% affordable housing, generous areas of community green spaces that can be enjoyed for recreation and wellbeing, contact with wildlife and nature, and views out to the AONB.
 
The site has been marketed, with a sale having recently concluded to a major housebuilder.