Previously refused application to build nine bungalows returns

Another application to build nine detached bungalows on land off Edmondsham Road in Verwood has been submitted to Dorset Council.

The submission for outline planning permission comes a year after the previous similar application was refused.

Dorset Council said it is considered that a proposal of this nature, outside the designated urban area for Verwood, would result in harm to the open character of the countryside and the Green Belt.

This comes despite 187 new homes currently being built on the opposite side of Edmondsham Road, and 43 adjacent to the proposed site already completed in Westworth Way.

In the latest application, Land Promotion Group Ltd points out that the housing allocation for two hundred and thirty homes that surround the application site is an extremely relevant and material consideration in assessing the application site, as the allocated site has been removed from the green belt.

Additionally, the application site represents infill development, which is detached from the wider green belt due to the scale of the proposed development, the topography and location relative to the existing housing and does not contribute to the openness of the green belt.

The site is made up of former rear gardens of dwellings located immediately to the South which are now in separate ownership. One of these dwellings being a barn which has recently been granted planning permission to be converted into two dwellings.

See the application with number P/OUT/2023/01988 on the planning site.

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