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Yetminster, West Dorset


Outline planning consent for 87 dwellings


LVA successfully promoted this 7-acre greenfield site located on the edge of the large village of Yetminster, West Dorset. The District Council granted outline planning consent for the construction of a total of 87 dwellings, application no. WD/D/16/000642 on 23 September 2016.

As part of the scheme, pedestrian access will be available both via a proposed new public footpath and by a link to the existing footpath network. This will allow pedestrians to walk to the village centre without the need to cross or walk on any roadway and will also encourage access through the open countryside beyond.

Whilst not allocated for housing in the adopted Local Plan, nor a lack of five-year housing land supply argument, LVA successfully proved that development of the site represents sustainable development, economically, socially and environmentally, which outweighed any conflict with the development plan.

The site was marketed by Greenslade Taylor Hunt and the high-quality developers Burrington Estates achieved a resolution to grant Approval of Reserved Matters for the development of 85 dwellings on 15th November 2018. The site is expected to commence in 2019.