Dorset Council Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

SHLAA - Site details


Site reference
WD/DORC/017
Settlement
Dorchester
Site name / address
Government Buildings Enlarged site
Total site area (ha)
1.95
Current land use
Former adult education centre and employment uses printing works, car sales and car repairs
Existing development
n/a
Developable site area (ha)
1.95
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
369950
Northing
90115

Constraints and possible mitigation


Topography / ground condition
Set above road. Level site.
Topography / ground condition mitigation
(No details recorded)
Flood risk
N/A
Flood risk mitigation
(No details recorded)
Access
Direct vehicular and pedestrian access from Prince of Wales Road
Access mitigation
(No details recorded)
Contamination
Part is contaminated land site as is the railway line to the south.
Contamination mitigation
(No details recorded)
Existing infrastructure / facilities
Power, water and sewerage services on site.
Existing infrastructure / facilities mitigation
(No details recorded)
Site features
(No details recorded)
Site features mitigation
(No details recorded)
Townscape / landscape character
Within settlement. Mixed character on northern side of Prince of Wales Road. Frontage development of 2 2.5 storey housing & flats Small electricity substation and Victorian cottages immediately adjacent to the north-eastern corner of the site. The site is in commercial use. Railway line to south.
Townscape / landscape character mitigation
2 - 2.5 storey housing fronting onto Prince of Wales Road. Possibly taller flat development adjacent to the railway line
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
mixed ownership
Suitability
Yes subject to closure or relocation of existing businesses and contaminated land remediation
Achievability
Development would be viable in this location
Availability
Owner identified
Estimate of potential
Housing
Housing site area (ha)
1.95
Potential housing density (dph)
70
Potential housing yield (units)
136
Unit type
House/flat
Anticipated housing delivery
6-10 years
Non-housing development
(No details recorded)
Net dwellings range from
136
Net dwellings range to
136
Development description
(No details recorded)
Site information
(No details recorded)
Relevant policy considerations
Within DDB. GWSPZ. Loss of employment but not a Key Employment Site. Telecom mast to rear of car showroom/servicing premises.
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.