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Multiple Building Plot – Mosterton

A 3 1/4 acre site with a further 0.55 acres identified as potential development land. Reference: W0005

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The site currently has an outline planning consent for up to 20 dwellings being 13 open-market and 7 affordable units on a large level site of approximately 1.33ha or 3¼ acres. The indicative layout shows how an acceptable access can be provided and that the site can be laid to 20 houses, being 8 detached and 12 semi-detached or terraced. The houses will wrap around the rear of existing residential development. An Option is sought to run a detailed planning application to extend the site further back, closing the gap to the 1.6ha woodland, and increasing the number of houses. This additional land will bring the total site area to around 3.8 acres in total. Mosterton is identified as a key settlement in both the existing and emerging plan with new development to be directed towards these existing sustainable settlements. The current planning consent was won on Appeal. The Planning Inspector identified the main issue at Appeal as being whether the proposed development could be regarded as sustainable development, having regard to the setting of the site in the Dorset A.O.N.B. The Inspector on granting planning consent at Appeal found that the village is already in the landscape of the A.O.N.B. and that there is a significant shortfall in housing land supply in West Dorset.

The Site

The site extends to around 3¼ acres with another 0.55 acres identified as being potential development land, extending the building line northwards and closing the gap to the 1.6ha woodland recently planted in 2007. The site could perhaps both be more intensively developed and the residential area could also be extended, subject to planning. The site is level and clear. All matters are reserved although the new access which will be widened and a new footway created is designed and agreed with Highways. Layout, access, scale, appearance and landscaping are reserved matters. The following reports have already been completed, Topographic Plan, F.R.A., Biodiversity Mitigation Certificate, Ecological Survey, Landscape and Visual Impact assessment.

The Area

Mosterton is a village in West Dorset, being 3 miles north of Beaminster and close to Crewkerne in South Somerset, just 2 miles from Crewkerne railway station which is on the main line from Exeter to Waterloo. The village is a linear settlement along the A3066. Local amenities include a primary school, shop, village hall, inn and 19th century church. The area is surrounded by open countryside. The market town of Crewkerne has an interesting town centre and a Waitrose supermarket, secondary education is provided at Beaminster School.


The site has access to all main services excluding gas. The site may need a private sewage treatment plant discharging into an open water course to the River Axe or the existing system to be upgraded which may be more cost-effective. The owner advises that the latter may cost in the region of £35,000 to £50,000. We would advise potential purchasers to make their own enquiries with regard to services.

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