Savills and Chesters Harcourt are instructed to seek proposals for the opportunity to deliver a residential scheme within the Vearse Farm mixed use development on the edge of Bridport following an unsuccessful Judicial Review challenge.
The site extends to 42.8 hectares (105.76 acres) and is currently in agricultural production with field boundaries delineated by hedgerows and trees. The topography of the northern section of the site is generally flat, rising south towards the Vearse Farm buildings complex.
Dorset Council granted outline planning permission in May 2019 for:
“Outline application for the development of up to
760 dwellings, 60 unit care home (Use Class C2), 4
hectares of land for employment (Use Classes B1, B2,
B8), mixed use local centre (Use Classes A1, A2, A3,
A4, A5, B1, C3 and D1), primary school and associated
playing fields (Use Class D1), areas of public open space
and allotments, drainage works, the formation of new
vehicular accesses to West Road and the formation of
new pedestrian and cycle links” (Ref: WD/D/17/000986).
This consent is now free from challenge following a High Court ruling that there is no legal basis to overturn council approval for the development.
The Section 106 Agreement has been completed.