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Car Park Sold To Fund Affordable Housing

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9:13am 27th September 2012
(Updated 11:13am 28th September 2012)

Purbeck District Council is selling off its car park to make way for affordable housing.

Bosses who made the decision also ensured developers agreed not to build on a protected land nearby.

The money made from the sale will go toward creating more cheap homes around the district.

A final decision on the West Street and Pound Lane site will be considered by the Council's planning board.

Councillor Mike Lovell, Housing and Transport Spokesperson for Purbeck District Council, said:  "This is a great opportunity to bring some much needed rented or shared ownership housing to Wareham. Therefore, as a condition of the sale, council requires that 40% of the housing provided on site is affordable.  

"Being situated within a conservation area, it is also important that the design of the new homes complements the surrounding houses and the developer guidelines will assist with this."

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