Land east of New Road, West Parley

Background

The site sits on land east of New Road, West Parley and is allocated in the East Dorset and Christchurch Local Plan for residential development (Policy ‘FWP6’).

In 2019, Dorset Council’s planning committee approved the resolution to grant an outline planning application (ref 3/17/3609/OUT) and formally issued the decision notice earlier this year – this included detailed permission for the new link road from Christchurch Road to New Road and associated access junctions. The outline application was progressed by Wyatt Homes and included up to 386 homes, retail units, offices and a foodstore together with accesses, a link road and associated highway works, public open space including SANG, allotments, landscaping and associated works.

Bellway Homes are bringing forward the detailed plans via a reserved matters planning submission to deliver the approved housing scheme at New Road, West Parley.

The outline planning permission agreed parameters for the development, which can be seen on the ‘Agreed parameters’ plan. This shows where certain elements of the plans are fixed – such as the location of the residential parcels, the access road and the SANG.

The reserved matters submission builds upon the consented parameters to agree the details of the development, such as housing designs, heights and landscape details (for instance planting proposals, play area design and boundary treatments).

Agreed parameters of the outline planning application

Agreed parameters of the outline planning application (click to enlarge)

The Proposals

  • 386 new homes, 19% being affordable
  • 1,000 square metres of retail space
  • 900 square meters of office space
  • Part of the new Suitable Area of Natural Greenspace (SANG)
  • Public open space, play areas and allotments

The first phase of the development, which is to be known as Kingsmere Park, would include 238 homes and the SANG (Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space).

Illustrative Masterplan

Illustrative Masterplan (click to enlarge)

Site plan

Site plan (click to enlarge)

Design Code

As part of the ongoing planning process, and as a condition of the outline planning application, we have agreed a Design Code with the Council. This document sets the standard for all future development on the site.

We are committed to delivering a sustainable and high quality development and some of our key design principles include:

  • Integration of new community facilities and services
  • Retention of important landscape features, such as trees and hedgerows
  • Provision of formal and informal recreation space across the site
  • Incorporate key sustainable development principles 
  • Reflect the Council’s design guidance, whilst creating a place that is locally distinctive in character
  • Create a safe and attractive environment for new and existing residents

Character Areas

Character Areas (click to enlarge)

Sustainability

The vision for the development takes a landscape-led approach and has been centred on creating a ‘walkable neighbourhood’ and a layout that will promote active travel and healthy lifestyles.

Sustainability of the layout and the design has been key to the planning process, including drainage techniques, inclusion of features such as EV charging points and energy efficiency through the layout and orientation of buildings. We are committed to taking a fabric first approach to construction, which will lower energy bills, reduce the risk of fuel poverty and create minimal maintenance requirements – along with using 300kw solar panels on around 200 dwellings.

Sustainability

Additional benefits

A substantial financial receipt to the Local Councils as a result of the New Homes Bonus and future Council Tax revenues

A substantial financial receipt to the Local Councils as a result of the New Homes Bonus and future Council Tax revenues

Estimated annual council tax benefit total: £725,394

Estimated annual council tax benefit total: £725,394

New construction jobs and commitments to working with local suppliers during the construction phase

New construction jobs and commitments to working with local suppliers during the construction phase

Increased spending in the locality as a result of new residents

Increased spending in the locality as a result of new residents

Connections to local cycle paths

Connections to local cycle paths

Potential to utilise or enhance bus services

Potential to utilise or enhance bus services

Contributions secured through Section 106 legal agreement:

Education contribution of £5,880 per eligible dwelling (two or more bedrooms)

Education contribution of £5,880 per eligible dwelling (two or more bedrooms)

Local Health contribution of £24,000

Local Health contribution of £24,000

Longham Road double roundabout contribution of £156,234

Longham Road double roundabout contribution of £156,234

Ringwood Road / New Road junction contribution of £92,802

Ringwood Road / New Road junction contribution of £92,802

SANGS Step In Maintenance Contribution of £20,000

SANGS Step In Maintenance Contribution of £20,000

SAMM Contribution of £179 per flat and £263 per house

SAMM (Strategic Access Management and Monitoring Measures) Contribution of £179 per flat and £263 per house

Parley Sports and Social Club Community Project contribution of £130,000

Parley Sports and Social Club Community Project contribution of £130,000

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