Dorset Council Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

SHLAA - Site details


Site reference
WD/DORC/025
Settlement
Dorchester
Site name / address
The Barracks
Total site area (ha)
0.51
Current land use
Former barrack buildings, previously used as offices for DCC now vacant. Car parking and circulation space.
Existing development
Former Barrack buildings including listed and locally important structures
Developable site area (ha)
0.51
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
368643
Northing
90725

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
Good road access via Barrack Road from Bridport Rd. Easy walking distance from town centre facilities.
Access mitigation
(No details recorded)
Contamination
Used for car parking. Previous military use.
Contamination mitigation
(No details recorded)
Existing infrastructure / facilities
All services available in surrounding buildings.
Existing infrastructure / facilities mitigation
(No details recorded)
Site features
Grade II Listed and Important Local Buildings on site.
Site features mitigation
(No details recorded)
Townscape / landscape character
Within Dorchester Conservation Area.
Townscape / landscape character mitigation
Only limited opportunity for new build but conversion and extension of existing buildings is possible.
Environmental
(No details recorded)
Environmental mitigation
(No details recorded)

Additional details


Planning status
Full Planning Permission
Date granted
08/12/2015
Planning history
(No details recorded)
Ownership status
mixed ownership
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)
0.51
Potential housing density (dph)
43
Potential housing yield (units)
22
Unit type
House
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
Conservation Area, Listed Buildings, Locally Important Buildings. 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.