Six homes planned at Dorchester farm yard

SIX new homes could be built on land to the rear of a farm in Dorchester.

A planning application for development of land to the rear of Fordington Farm, in Alington Avenue, has been submitted to Dorset Council.

The scheme, submitted by J&F Properties (Southern) Ltd, would see a main access created over a parking courtyard from Armada Way.

“Six new residential units are proposed and sufficiently spaced out around the site,” the application said.

“Care has been taken to balance the amount of housing and parking with appropriate amenity space and landscaping for this town location.”

It said the properties would stand at two storeys high, with two of the units rising to 2.5 storeys, and unit six 1.5 storeys.

“Therefore, the new dwellings match the scale, form and character of the area, while allowing for some variation and visual interest,” it went on.

“The layout has been determined by the main access point coming off Armada Way.

“The orientation of the new dwellings has been carefully organised to avoid any potential overlooking.

The proposed layout of the six homes at Fordington Farm, Dorchester. Picture: WDA/Dorset Council

The proposed layout of the six homes at Fordington Farm, Dorchester. Picture: WDA/Dorset Council

“Providing some active frontage onto the public footpath to the east provides additional passive surveillance and helps to make the area safer.”

The homes would be built with “traditional detailing”, “respecting the character of the local area and providing a quality appearance”.

“The use of brick as façade material is in keeping with the context, of which is almost all brick, including the existing main dwelling,” the application added.

“A mix of recon stone cills, lintels and brick headers add detail to the elevations, as well as attractive porches.”

The scheme will now be considered by Dorset Council planners. For more details, and to comment on the scheme, log on to and search for application reference P/FUL/2024/00246.

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