Dorset Council Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

SHLAA - Site details


Site reference
WD/DORC/021
Settlement
Dorchester
Site name / address
Former Thales Building, Paceycombe Way
Total site area (ha)
0.55
Current land use
Industrial building with associated service, parking and circulation area. The building has been vacant for over 5 years.
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
367467
Northing
90508

Constraints and possible mitigation


Topography / ground condition
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 Peverall Avenue East, Highdown Avenue, Stowey Atree and Paceycombe Way. Within walking distance of local and town centre facilities.
Access mitigation
(No details recorded)
Contamination
None recorded but industrial use on site.
Contamination mitigation
(No details recorded)
Existing infrastructure / facilities
Power, water and sewage services on site. Within walking distance of local services and facilites.
Existing infrastructure / facilities mitigation
(No details recorded)
Site features
(No details recorded)
Site features mitigation
(No details recorded)
Townscape / landscape character
Large modern (neo traditional) portal framed industrial building with brick cladding and ornate windows. Large open yard area to east. Well related to settlement. Surrounded by residential and office-type uses as part of the Poundbury Urban extension
Townscape / landscape character mitigation
Suitable for residential development more so than the previous industrial use. The existing building could be retained and the parking area used more efficiently. However, given the surrounding uses predominantly residential, it would be preferable to relocate the large commercial building out to Parkway Farm and use the site for housing and flats
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 a suitable site for development
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)
40
Potential housing yield (units)
22
Unit type
House/flat
Anticipated housing delivery
1-5 years
Non-housing development
(No details recorded)
Net dwellings range from
22
Net dwellings range to
22
Development description
(No details recorded)
Site information
(No details recorded)
Relevant policy considerations
Within DDB, GWPZ. Loss of Employment
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.