Dorset Council Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

SHLAA - Site details


Site reference
WD/DORC/019
Settlement
Dorchester
Site name / address
Land to east of Wareham Bridge
Total site area (ha)
0.55
Current land use
Vacant. Former railway sidings.
Existing development
N/A
Developable site area (ha)
0.55
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
370240
Northing
90110

Constraints and possible mitigation


Topography / ground condition
Level site but set below surrounding ground levels in a railway cutting. A steep embankment runs along the north and west boundary.
Topography / ground condition mitigation
Access will need to accommodate the change in level between the street and the site.
Flood risk
None.
Flood risk mitigation
(No details recorded)
Access
Vehicular road access via entrance to the Jonson Trading Park off Allington Road. Visibility to south restricted by the Wareham Bridge but in 30mph zone. Footway along Allington Rd.
Access mitigation
There may be potential to include a pedestrian/cycle link through to the east to connect with Smokey Hole Lane.
Contamination
Contaminated Land Site adjacent to railway
Contamination mitigation
(No details recorded)
Existing infrastructure / facilities
Utilities in adjacent trading park. Within walking distance from town centre facilities and local convenience store in Fordington.
Existing infrastructure / facilities mitigation
(No details recorded)
Site features
(No details recorded)
Site features mitigation
(No details recorded)
Townscape / landscape character
Railway cutting set below surrounding development. Site cleared recently of vegetation.
Townscape / landscape character mitigation
Suitable flats and apartments as per Bridge House at the Culliford Road bridge; and Poets Way on the former railway sidings adj to Dorchester West railway station.
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 access and contaminated land being addressed.
Achievability
Development would be viable in this location
Availability
Officer Identified
Estimate of potential
Housing
Housing site area (ha)
0.55
Potential housing density (dph)
91
Potential housing yield (units)
50
Unit type
House/flat
Anticipated housing delivery
6-10 years
Non-housing development
(No details recorded)
Net dwellings range from
50
Net dwellings range to
50
Development description
(No details recorded)
Site information
(No details recorded)
Relevant policy considerations
Within DDB.
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.