2020 Housing Delivery Test results impact planning policy at Dorset authorities

England: The Government have just published the 2020 Housing Delivery Test (HDT) results for English local authorities. The purpose of the table is to track how each Local Planning Authority is doing in terms of its housing delivery, and expose those which are failing. The implications of the HDT 2020 results […]

Approved: certificate of lawful use for flat in Blandford Forum listed building

Dorset Council: Matt Annen director of Pure Town Planning has recently secured a certificate of lawful use to allow the change of use of an upper floor of a Listed building from A2 office use to C3 (residential flat) in the centre of Blandford Forum, Dorset. The building in question […]

Approved: outline permission for 27 houses on land at Okeford Fitzpaine

Dorset Council: Pure Town Planning are delighted to share the great news that we have secured outline planning permission for our clients AJ Developments for the erection of the 27 dwellings on land at Castle Lane in Okeford Fitzpaine. Supporting plans were prepared by Anders Roberts Cheer Architects. All matters […]

Approved: detached dwelling in Fontmell Magna Conservation Area, Shaftesbury

North Dorset District Council: Neil McKeon of Pure Town Planning has secured planning permission for a four bedroom detached dwelling in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury. The application site is located on grassland set within the Fontmell Magna Conservation Area and abutting the Cranborne Chase AONB. Given the constraints on the site, […]

Government Inspector gives go ahead for North Dorset new planning policies

North Dorset District Council: The Inspector’s report on the examination of the North Dorset Local Plan Part 1 was received by the Council just before Christmas. As is now customary at this stage it is largely a formality confirming that subject to previously agreed modifications the Inspector is satisfied that the plan is sound. […]

Approved: change of use from a car sales showroom to convenience store in Shillingstone, Dorset

North Dorset District Council: Pure Town Planning has recently secured planning permission for a change of use from a car sales showroom to retail convenience store use in the village of Shillingstone in north Dorset. The building was actually a late 19th century converted dairy. The key issues for the Pure team to address were; impact on neighbouring amenity, arrangements for […]

Approved: replacement contemporary house in the countryside near Gillingham, Dorset

North Dorset District Council: Pure Town Planning are delighted to confirm yet another successful approval for a contemporary residential development near Gillingham in Dorset. The approved scheme involves the demolition of the existing bungalow and the erection of a two storey contemporary dwelling in the rural area of Higher Langham. The […]

Approved: Certificate of Lawful Development for a countryside dwelling near Blandford Forum

North Dorset District Council: Pure Town Planning are pleased to have assisted a family obtaining a certificate of lawful development to confirm the lawfulness of a long established dwelling in the countryside near Blandford Forum in Dorset. Last year Pure Town Planning was approached to assist a family regarding a […]

North Dorset planning policy changes coming – get your consents in place…

North Dorset District Council: It’s a while since we’ve done one of these call to arms but the developing planning policy of North Dorset District Council warrants carefully attention and action where necessary. The headline is this: if you have a potential residential development site which doesn’t have planning consent within one […]

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