Dorset Council Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

SHLAA - Site details


Site reference
WD/DORC/022
Settlement
Dorchester
Site name / address
Damers School Site
Total site area (ha)
1.5
Current land use
Educational (First School)
Existing development
n/a
Developable site area (ha)
1.5
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
368434
Northing
90395

Constraints and possible mitigation


Topography / ground condition
Slopes. Higher at the northern end.
Topography / ground condition mitigation
(No details recorded)
Flood risk
N/A
Flood risk mitigation
(No details recorded)
Access
Frontage onto Damers Road with direct vehicular access. Footway along Damers Road leading into town centre and to Dorchester West Station. Public footpath running along eastern boundary linking Damers Rd with Bridport Rd.
Access mitigation
(No details recorded)
Contamination
None recorded
Contamination mitigation
(No details recorded)
Existing infrastructure / facilities
On site. Within walking distance of local shops, town centre and health care
Existing infrastructure / facilities mitigation
(No details recorded)
Site features
School buildings.
Site features mitigation
(No details recorded)
Townscape / landscape character
Within the built up area of Dorchester. Mixed character residential properties to the south and west. Dorset County Hospital to the east. Henchard House to north, frons onto Bridport Rd.
Townscape / landscape character mitigation
Development predominantly 2 2.5 storey. Positive frontages onto Damers Road and other public areas. Allow for re-development of site to north.
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
owned by a public authority
Suitability
Yes a suitable site for development
Achievability
Development would be viable in this location
Availability
Owner identified
Estimate of potential
Housing
Housing site area (ha)
1.5
Potential housing density (dph)
45
Potential housing yield (units)
68
Unit type
House/flat
Anticipated housing delivery
1-5 years
Non-housing development
(No details recorded)
Net dwellings range from
68
Net dwellings range to
68
Development description
(No details recorded)
Site information
(No details recorded)
Relevant policy considerations
Ground Water Protection Zone. Within DDB. Damers Rd is a Green Corridor.
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.