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).
The remainder of the Suitable Area of Natural Greenspace (SANG) and the new food store, which have change of use and outline planning permissions, are subject to a separate planning submissions and do not form part of this reserved matters submission.
As part of the ongoing planning process, and as a condition of the outline planning application, we have prepared a Design Code to agree the principles of the design and the vision for the site. This is being finalised and will shortly be submitted to the Council for formal consideration and, if approved, will be signed off via a discharge of conditions and set 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:
Click the images of indicative street scenes to enlarge. To see the draft Design Code document, click the button below.
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.
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
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
Connections to local cycle paths
Potential to utilise or enhance bus services
Education contribution of £5,880 per eligible dwelling (two or more bedrooms)
Local Health contribution of £24,000
Longham Road double roundabout contribution of £156,234
Ringwood Road / New Road junction contribution of £92,802
SANGS Step In Maintenance Contribution of £20,000
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
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