Weymouth and Portland Borough Council has given outline planning consent for a development of apartments on land next to Goulds Garden Centre.
The development, on Littlemoor Road, will provide a total of 24 apartments which includes eight affordable homes.
A further ‘Reserved Matters’ application will be needed in order to set the design and layout of the scheme, amongst other details.
Mark Butcher, Principal Designer at A1 Plans, said:
“Although the site presented some design challenges due to the AONB location, it has been an exciting and rewarding opportunity to design a scheme which provides much needed housing whilst enhancing the area visually. The sweeping grass roof design reflects a rolling hill backdrop which we hope will set a benchmark for quality design in future development of the area.”
Cllr Ray Nowak, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Briefholder for Environment and Sustainability, said:
“I am pleased this application, which sits within a defined development boundary, has been approved. I look forward to seeing the detailed Reserved Matters application in the near future.”
Cllr Gill Taylor, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Briefholder for Housing, said:
“It’s good to see the council approve more housing developments in the borough. We are in need of more homes for our residents to live in, this is why we launched our Opening Doors Programme.
As part of this programme, we have started a Home Ownership Register to learn more about housing demand and find out the size and locations of homes that people want. As part of this we also forward on details of upcoming developments and opportunities to own a home.
“I would recommend anyone looking to own their own home to sign up to the register.