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Plans to build 31 new houses and flats in Weymouth

new homes marchesi house

11:43am 8th November 2018

Plans have been submitted to build a mixture of 31 houses and flats off Radipole Lane in Weymouth.

The Charitable Housing Association BCHA are proposing the £4.5M scheme for Southill.

The developed would include flats and houses with 38 parking spaces. It has been designed by award-winning Dorset-based architects David James Architects & Partners Ltd.

The site is currently occupied by a sheltered housing unit for older people called, Merchesi House.

The housing association says residents would be offered a home loss and disturbance payment and suitable alternative housing.

Marchesi House plan


BCHA has been consulting during the past year with residents, neighbours, stakeholders and the local authority and staged an exhibition of the plans.

If planning consent is granted, work on the site is expected to start in mid to late summer 2019.

Stacey Northover, BCHA Assistant Director of Housing, said: "Our £4.5 million investment will help address the area's housing needs through this much-needed, quality development of affordable, rented and shared ownership homes.

"We listened carefully to views expressed during the extensive consultation process on issues such as parking, design and landscaping to ensure this development fits in well with the existing surroundings.

"We understand the sensitivity surrounding any new development and this mixed scheme of single, family affordable rented housing, as well as shared ownership options will ensure a positive impact into the community."

"Our current residents are being kept informed throughout this process with regular updates and explanatory one-to-one meetings about the process. Their future housing preferences are of utmost importance."

The development scheme for Marchesi House was originally announced in 2016 but stalled until this year.

Latest figures from the National Housing Federation reveal that 775 new homes need to be built in Weymouth & Portland and West Dorset every year just to keep up with demand.

Recognising the county's housing requirements, Opening Doors is a new umbrella organisation formed to encourage the development of more homes in North Dorset, West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland.

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