Dorset Council Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

SHLAA - Site details


Site reference
WD/LYME/021
Settlement
Lyme Regis
Site name / address
Timber Vale Caravan Park
Total site area (ha)
4.23
Current land use
Static caravan park.
Existing development
Static caravan park. The existing pale caravans are intrusive in the landscape.
Developable site area (ha)
4.23
Brownfield
Yes
Brownfield register - part 1
31/12/2017
Brownfield register - part 2
No
Uniform Resource Identifier
http://opendatacommunities.org/id/district-council/west-dorset
 
Previously part of
(No details recorded)
Hazardous substances
No
Easting
334191
Northing
93395

Constraints and possible mitigation


Topography / ground condition
Site slopes steeply down to the west. Southern portion within Potential cliff top recession 100 yr zone.
Topography / ground condition mitigation
(No details recorded)
Flood risk
N/A
Flood risk mitigation
(No details recorded)
Access
Existing access to the caravan park direct from Charmouth Road. Footway south of the site into Lyme Regis town centre.
Access mitigation
(No details recorded)
Contamination
N/A
Contamination mitigation
(No details recorded)
Existing infrastructure / facilities
On site.
Existing infrastructure / facilities mitigation
(No details recorded)
Site features
There are a number of TPOs within and bordering the site.
Site features mitigation
Retain trees within and bordering the site, aiming for sylvan character within the site.
Townscape / landscape character
Very elevated above town with potential for significant impacts in the AONB. The existing pale caravans are intrusive in the landscape. There are a number of TPOs within and bordering the site. Low density residential development to east. Housing development going ahead on land to the south (Woodberry Down) which is a mix of low density executive housing in the wooded portions with higher density to the south and west.
Townscape / landscape character mitigation
Development should be less visually prominent than existing. Contain development below the 120m contour, with mitigation (significant tree canopy) above this to preserve the wooded hills character. Retain trees within and bordering the site, aiming for sylvan character within the site.
Environmental
(No details recorded)
Environmental mitigation
(No details recorded)

Additional details


Planning status
No Permission
Date granted
(No details recorded)
Planning history
(No details recorded)
Ownership status
not owned by a public authority
Suitability
Yes subject to retention of trees
Achievability
Development would be viable in this location
Availability
Owner identified
Estimate of potential
Housing
Housing site area (ha)
4.23
Potential housing density (dph)
17
Potential housing yield (units)
72
Unit type
House
Anticipated housing delivery
subject to policy change
Non-housing development
(No details recorded)
Net dwellings range from
72
Net dwellings range to
72
Development description
(No details recorded)
Site information
(No details recorded)
Relevant policy considerations
Adjacent to DDB. AONB. Heritage Coast. Southern portion within Potential cliff top recession 100yr zone. TPOs within and bordering the site.
Additional notes
(No details recorded)
Conclusion
A developable site
Excluded
No
Dorset Council Land Availability Assessment.
This is a technical study to inform future policy development; it does not in itself constitute planning policy.