Learn about our exciting proposals for a new residential development in Blandford
Under our proposals, we will provide up to 75 new homes, with a mix of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom designs, perfect for young couples and families – with 30% to be affordable housing and 70% to be sold on the private market.
The development lies on the western edge of Blandford St. Mary, a distinct village south of the main town of Blandford Forum. Blandford St. Mary is on the south bank of the River Stour and the village grew up around the Badger Brewery.
Bryanston Holt is well located for access to schools, health, retail, employment and leisure opportunities, particularly by foot and by bike. The development is also positioned within 400m of bus services, enabling access to destinations both local and further afield. Furthermore, the compact nature and range of services offered by market towns like Blandford Forum, means that journeys to key destinations are achievable by bike and on foot. Such provision helps reduce the need for people to make journeys by car and will help promote sustainable travel patterns amongst future residents.
Our proposals for Bryanston Holt
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Our vision for this site is to create a high-quality place for people and community to live, connect, interact and thrive, in an environment that is green, healthy and accessible to all.
Key attributes of the proposed scheme:
- 75 new homes, including approximately 30% affordable housing, above that required by policy, and a mix of dwelling sizes: 24% 1-2 bed, 76% 3-4 bed
- A central public open space and green corridor integrated with a sustainable urban drainage system
- A green corridor providing connectivity between the AONB and Blandford St Mary
- A strong landscape framework including tree planting and open space to assimilate the scheme within the AONB
- A safe and centrally-located Local Area of Play
- The realignment of the Public Right of Way on a safe and quality route through the proposed green corridor
- Pedestrian only access onto Fair Mile Road, providing safe and efficient access to the school and local facilities beyond
- A priority junction onto New Road providing a safe means of access
Design and Appearance
The design of the new homes reflects and complements the local character and appearance of the area. External finishes such as red brick, cladding, tile hanging and flint, along with a mixture of red, brown and grey roof tiles, reflect the local area.
The adjacent Conservation Area offers an opportunity to relate the site to the existing development through the design of the street and building form which we have included in our designs.
All houses will be two storey, with a mix of detached, semi detached and terraced designs.
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Access, Highways and Parking
There is a Public Right of Way across the Site which connects out to the countryside to the west. This will be retained and enhanced although it’s actual route across the site is to be relocated from the present.
The apartment block has a parking courtyard which has a dedicated access and is overlooked for added security.
Visitor parking is provided on street using laybys, spaced around the development for general use.
We understand that a new development will have an impact on the existing community and we have carefully considered this as we have developed our proposals.
The main road into Bryanston Holt will be from New Road after the junction with Fair Mile Road and Dorchester Hill. We will create a new entrance to the development, leading into a new spine road which will run through the centre of the site. Smaller secondary roads will split off from the spine road, leading to cul-de-sac streets and private driveways.
Cycling and walking will be encouraged with a network of footpaths and cycleways which will provide easy access to the nearby town. The site is also positioned within 400m of bus services, enabling access to destinations both local and further afield. There are 14 buses that serve Blandford Forum, connecting the town to the surrounding villages and larger towns such as Poole, Dorchester and Yeovil.
The western edge of the Site has been softened with additional tree cover and an enhanced hedgerow boundary Creating a buffer to the AONB. This edge will form an ecological enhancement area providing foraging habitats for local species and connecting to the wider green infrastructure.
The development will incorporate ecological mitigation measures to enhance and protect biodiversity.
Preserving and enhancing local wildlife is a key consideration when we plan and build new developments. A number of ecological surveys have been carried out to identify any ecological constraints on the site.
Working closely with ecologists, the surveys that have been carried out have identified the presence of Greater Horseshoe bats in and around the site. For this reason a Biodiversity Mitigation Plan was agreed during the outline permission which incorporates off-site works to take place to the west of the site to mitigate against the impact of the development.
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If our reserved matters planning application is approved we will make a financial contributions in excess of £1,000,000 to Dorset Council which will be used to improve local infrastructure and facilities. These will include contributions to NHS services, Local Education, Community & Indoor Sports Facilities, Outdoor Space and Allotment contributions.
Local Amenities and Facilities
Blandford’s high street includes retailers such as Marks & Spencer, Boots, WH Smith and a number of large supermarkets. There is also a community hospital, library and post office. The A350 connects the town to Poole, 13 miles to the south east and northwards to the A303 (19 miles) and Salisbury (22 miles).
Additionally, a 475 sqm Enhanced LEAP comprising 9 no. different play experiences will be located in the centre of the site along the landscaped Diagonal Avenue making it easily accessible to all. The ELEAP will have a 20m buffer to houses (as required) and be safely distanced from passing vehicles.
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Upcoming consultation activity
In these unprecedented times, when meetings, travel and contact are limited due to social distancing guidelines, we have ensured that you are able to view our plans in a safe way.
Due to these limitations, we are unable to host an in-person public exhibition. However, we have ensured that nearby residents have received a newsletter outlining our proposals. This means that residents will have the opportunity to view the proposals and have their say.
The consultation period has now started, and we will be receiving feedback up to x date
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|March 2022||Outline Planning Consent granted for 80 homes, form new vehicular access from New Road, open space and landscaping.|
|21 April 2022||Public consultation commenced 21st April for Reserved Matters proposals.|
|12 May 2022||Consultation period deadline date.|