Housebuilding Starts At Netherhay Lane

An update from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust:

Work on the Netherhay Lane site is progressing well and on time. Elevations are now rising from the foundation blocks, brickwork and facings of Portland Stone are now visible. Large attenuation tanks to manage the surface water run off have been installed

BGP CLT and the Broadwindsor Group Parish Council have put forward the name ‘Northcombe Lea’ for this site to Dorset Council.

Our community project, Homemaking, has received grant funding from Dorset Council’s Community and Culture Fund. When waste timber from the site becomes available, community volunteers will creatively up-cycle the material to make bird and bat boxes etc, some of which we hope can be housed on the development site in due course. This project, which also includes photography, music, song and art work, is being coordinated on behalf of BGP CLT by Andrew Pastor.

Unfortunately, thefts of materials from site have recently taken place. 24/7 CCTV on site is now in place and CG Fry have also installed more secure storage areas. Any additional information anyone can provide about these thefts would be gratefully received by CG Fry’s Project Manager at the site.

The 2022 AGM took place in Drimpton Village Hall on Monday evening, 20th June.

  • Sheila Hawkins and Jacqui Sewell were re-elected to the Board for another 3 year term.
  • Francesca Hurrell and Rowland Hibbard, who had previously been co-opted on to the Board, were elected by Members, as was
  • Stefan Nikolov (Broadwindsor).
  • Steve Chubb, Brian Hesketh and Ken Banks are the remaining Board members.

If you have any questions about the development or the housing, please contact:
Sheila Hawkins11esgh528@gmail.com for a CLT membership.
Learn more at their website HERE.


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Broadwindsor GP CLT Site At Netherhay Lane

The Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust Board is absolutely delighted that they have taken a step closer to provision of 15 housing units for affordable rent for our Parish area, with the commencement of work on their development site at Netherhay Lane, Drimpton. Board members and the community have, over a period of 6 years, been very involved with the planning and design of these badly needed homes, and thy are very excited to see things actually happening at last! The CLT took ownership of the site on 24th November 2021. The main contractor CG Fry started work on 13th December, fencing off the site, creating the initial site office and facilities, removing turf and creating a working roadway before Christmas. From the beginning of January 2022, further ground condition surveys have been taking place to inform strategy on foundations, and initial trenches have been dug for drainage. The contract term is set for completion by April 2023.

Drainage works

CG Fry has agreed to the CLT Board’s request for 4-5 site Open Days to be organised across the construction period so that community members can visit the site and talk to staff members of both CG Fry and Abri (our Housing Association partner). They will let you know when these are scheduled in due course.

During the construction phase BGP CLT is running a community project, to include a series of music, arts and crafts events in Drimpton, which will be  open for participation to everyone in the Broadwindsor Parish area. This project is being coordinated for us by Andrew Pastor, with the help of Brian Hesketh and Francesca Hurrell.

To be eligible for one of these new homes, please apply now to join the Dorset Council Housing Register HERE notifying them of your interest in this CLT housing development in Drimpton.

The principal aim of the Broadwindsor Group Parish CLT is to provide a small development of affordable housing for rent to people with a direct connection to the villages within this Parish:

  • Blackdown
  • Broadwindsor
  • Burstock
  • Drimpton
  • Hursey
  • Kittwhistle
  • Seaborough

If you have any questions about the development or the housing, please contact:
David Leader (Chair, BGP CLT) – westhillhousecottages@gmail.com,
Anyone interested in being part of the current and future CLT community projects are invited to contact:
Sheila Hawkins11esgh528@gmail.com for a CLT membership.
Learn more at their website HERE.

Netherhay Lane – prior to development.
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BGP CLT Update – Full Planning Permission achieved!

The Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust released this statment today:

“On behalf of BGP CLT, I am very pleased to inform you of the latest progress on our proposed development at Netherhay Lane, Drimpton. The S.106 Agreement  has now been signed by all parties and was sealed by Dorset Council on 19 March 2021. This completes the planning process and gives BGP CLT full planning permission for our development site, after a long and exacting 1 year and 10 months through the planning system.

Within the next few weeks, the 1.5 hectare site will be transferred to CLT ownership and immediately leased to the CLT’s development partner, Yarlington Housing Group (YHG. The BGP CLT Board has been closely involved with the planning and development process at all stages and will continue to take an active role throughout the construction stage. Our development partners are currently undertaking the tender process to select a construction company. BGP CLT is managing a project of community involvement throughout the construction stage, being led by Lesley Tibballs. We will be keeping the communities within Broadwindsor Group Parish area well informed about progress through local Newsletters, websites and Facebook.

Through the initial stages of the design process, 2 shared ownership units were included as part of the project. Problems have arisen  recently, however, concerning this type of property:  YHG has merged with Abri, and their latest business plan means that they will no longer buy back a share of these properties when they come on the market. This makes it very difficult for the owner/lessee, without the help of the housing association, to find another buyer who can access the required mortgage funding and also matches the local connection criteria required on this development. In addition, there are very few mortgage lenders willing to finance shared ownership properties. Because of these difficulties, the BGP CLT Board, which has always wished to support people on to the first step of property ownership, very reluctantly agreed to withdraw the shared ownership option. All 15 housing units will now be offered for affordable rent.

I and all members of BGP CLT Board, are greatly cheered at our achievement of full planning permission, and we look forward with great enthusiasm to participating in the next stages of this long-term project in Drimpton.”

David Leader – Chair, BGP CLT – 30 March 2021

Lesley Tibballs can be contacted at: Tibballs55@outlook.com.

The principal aim of the Broadwindsor Group Parish CLT is to provide a small development of affordable housing for rent to people with a direct connection to the villages within this Parish:

  • Blackdown
  • Broadwindsor
  • Burstock
  • Drimpton
  • Hursey
  • Kittwhistle
  • Seaborough

Anyone interested in being part of the current and future CLT community projects are invited to contact Sheila Hawkins (11esgh528@gmail.com) for a CLT membership. Learn more at their website HERE.orm.#Broadwindsor,#Burstock,#Blackdown,#Drimpton,#Hursey,#Kittwhistle,#Seaborough,#Dorset,#WestDorset,#BroadwindsorGroupParishCommunityLandTrust,#Netherhay,#BGPCLT,#DorsetCouncil,#NewHomes,#BeSafe,#SocialDistancing,#StaySafe

15 New Homes Approved in Netherhay, Drimpton

With unanimous support from the Planning Committee, the application WD/D/19/001343 – Land North of 6 Netherhay Lane, Drimpton was approved this afternoon.

All of the proposed homes will be two storey apart from a semi-detached pair of bungalows to the south. All are planned to be fitted with solar panels and/or an air source heat pump. Bird and bat boxes are proposed across the site with a landscaping scheme which should encourage nature.
The site will have two 1-bed properties for two people; four 1 bed 2 person flats; five 2 bed 4 person houses; three 3 bed 5 person units and one 3 bed 6 person unit.
Parking will be off-road either alongside the relevant dwelling or off the road frontage.
The four flats would each have a private outside space, as well as a communal space.

The Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust were congratulated for their hard work and patience.  The principal aim of the Broadwindsor Group Parish CLT is to provide a small development of affordable housing for rent to people with a direct connection to the villages within this Parish:

  • Blackdown
  • Broadwindsor
  • Burstock
  • Drimpton
  • Hursey
  • Kittwhistle
  • Seaborough

Find out more about the Broadwindsor Group CLT by visiting their website HERE or
Message them through Facebook HERE.

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