PLANS for five new homes on the edge of Bere Regis have been submitted.
The scheme would see Tower House, on Tower Hill, demolished, replaced by five homes on the 0.3-hectare site.
It comes after several previous applications for homes on the site were refused, including due to the impact proposals could have on the Bere Regis Conservation Area.
The new scheme features homes pushed further back from Tower Hill.
“The key starting point for the revised layout concept was the desire to push the development well back from Tower Hill and thus retain its current character,” the application said.
“If no houses are addressing Tower Hill directly then it makes logical sense to orientate the dwellings in line with the shape of the site itself – resulting in comfortable side-by-side relationships and also creating a more spacious back-to-back arrangement with the Butts Lane properties.
“In particular, the proposal would result in build form moved much further from listed building 67 Butts Lane than either existing or previously proposed.”
Access would be via the existing access point is retained, with a shared driveway along the eastern side of the site.
“Each dwelling would have a simple side driveway which would keep the amount of hardstanding for parking to a minimum and would also avoid cars visually dominating the site,” the application went on.
“Each house would have a private rear garden which would be at least commensurate with the surrounding properties with the two end houses benefiting from more generous garden spaces.”
For more details, and to comment on the plans, log on to www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk and search for application reference P/FUL/2023/04403.