Planning consent sought for 32 homes

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Planning consent is being sought for 32 homes in Broadwindsor.

The new estate – if it goes ahead – would be on two fields south of Fullers.

The applicants are Whyte and Finlay and their agents are Taylor-Wilkinson Ltd of Seaton.

The design and access statement states: “It is envisaged that the dwellings would be two storeys high and traditionally designed to reflect and respect the character and appearance of the existing housing, particularly that of the housing along Redlands Lane. There would be a mix of housing sizes ranging from two to four bedrooms and adequate provision would be made for landscaping within the site and provision made for car parking.

“Local need housing would be provided on site at the required level of 35% of total housing numbers.”

To find out more about this outline application and how to make comments, visit this link at the Dorset For You website.

Big Breakfast, 17 April

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Beaminster Young Farmers

Big Breakfast

Broadwindsor Comrades Hall

Easter Monday, 17 April
9am till 11am

£8 adults, £4 children, £20 a family

Coffee Morning and Plant Sale, 22 April

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Coffee Morning & Plant Sale

Saturday 22 April

Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor

10.30am to 12 noon

Raffle, Cake and Plant stalls

Display of ‘Old’ Broadwindsor Photos

Admission £1

Arrival (12A), Friday 21 April

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Friday 21 April

 Arrival (12A)

 An expert linguist employed to communicate with extra-terrestrials. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O’Brien.

Denis Villeneuve’s thrilling sci-fi epic, in which a linguistics expert is called on to speak for the human race, is daring, clever and touched with skin-crawling strangeness.’ The Guardian ****

Tickets £6 on the door or call 01308 867644.

Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust

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Update, March 2017

Site feasibility surveys of the proposed site at Netherhay Lane, Drimpton, were completed during February.

Trewin Design will submit a revised layout plan to Dorset County Partnerships for pre-application discussion with planners. This meeting is expected to take place around the end of March.

The CLT’s preferred option would be to install an on-site sewerage system for this development. This would not impact on the mains sewer in view of the problems currently experienced in Marksmead and Oxhayes in Drimpton.

Dorset Council Partnerships’ housing need information indicates that there are currently 14 households registered within the Broadwindsor Group Parish area. A draft allocation plan specific to this site is being developed by the CLT and Yarlington Housing Group. This will be for properties to rent and shared ownership properties and will outline priorities and provide definitions of ‘local connections’.

A quarterly newsletter – BGP CLT  News is now available on our website (see link below) as well as on the parish council, Broadwindsor and Drimpton websites. Copies are also available from Broadwindsor Community Stores, the pubs and village halls in Broadwindsor and Drimpton and Kittwhistle Garage.

Members of BGP CLT will be providing a presentation on the project at the Broadwindsor Group Parish Council Annual meeting on 15 May at Drimpton Village Hall.

More information is available on the BGP CLT website at

For the March 2017 Newsletter please download the following pdf: Newsletter_1 March2017 F