Proposed New Homes for Lytchett Matravers

Wyatt Homes

Wyatt Homes development Saxonbury, Wimborne


Wyatt Homes are delighted to present proposals for three new housing sites in Lytchett Matravers. The emerging Purbeck Local Plan Review allocates 150 new homes in Lytchett Matravers across these three sites, along with new publicly accessible open space. 

Our plans have progressed in line with the Local Plan process and following a workshop, that was held in September 2019 with representatives of the Parish Council and Dorset Council planning officers, where key themes of feedback included parking, housing and tenure mix and pedestrian / cycle ways.

Wyatt Homes prides itself on working in partnership with communities to create places that people want to live and, following the consultation undertaken through the Local Plan process, we are seeking your feedback on our proposals before submitting planning applications for each site to Dorset Council later this year. Following this, the Council will then undertake its own consultation on the planning applications.

Our sites

Our plans include three new housing sites; land east of Wareham Road, Blaneys Corner and land east of Flowers Drove, and a large area of new publicly accessible open space on land off Flowers Drove. The location of these sites can be seen on the aerial plan to the right. Further details can be seen by clicking on the red line boundary for each site on the right. For more information on the open space site, scroll down.

Click the sites to find out more about each. Wareham Road Flowers Drove Blaneys Corner

We are seeking your feedback on our proposals before submitting planning applications for each site to Dorset Council later this year.

Publicly Accessible Open Space for Lytchett Matravers

As part of our plans we are looking to deliver a large area of publicly accessible open space called a
Suitable Accessible Natural Green Space ‘SANG’, with a car park for those using the space. This is located on land at Flowers Drove, Lytchett Matravers.

A SANG is similar to a country park, but created with the very specific purpose of reducing recreational pressures on areas which have internationally recognised ecological value – such as the Dorset Heathlands. These areas are particularly sensitive and vulnerable to increasing public use.

Illustrative SANG Masterplan

Illustrative SANG Masterplan - Click to enlarge

The residential development proposals will facilitate the delivery of the SANG. 

In September 2019, we submitted a planning application for a change of use of the land at Flowers Drove to a SANG and associated car park. In June 2020, the application was heard at Planning Committee, where Members resolved to grant planning permission subject to a S106 Agreement. The application can be viewed by visiting the planning pages of the Dorset Council website at The planning application reference is 6/2019/0530.

Aerial Plan

Aerial Plan

Aerial Plan

Precedent images of how the open space could look

Purbeck Local Plan Review 2018 – 2034

The Purbeck Local Plan Review 2018-2034 sets out policies to guide development in the Purbeck area for the period up to 2034.

The vision and aim of the Plan is to:

  • Ensure that new development delivers high quality sustainable homes;
  • Build a strong, competitive economy and set out the future distribution for new employment land space and thus new jobs;
  • Protect the natural environment; and
  • Support a sustainable transport and road infrastructure network.

The Purbeck Local Plan Review 2018 – 2034 is currently passing through the latter stage of examination. The Inspector has indicated that she is ‘reasonably satisfied at this stage that with Main Modifications the Plan is likely to be capable of being found legally compliant and sound’.

Allocating housing sites in Lytchett Matravers

The Purbeck Local Plan 2018-2034 identifies the three sites which are the subject of this consultation for development, providing a total of 150 dwellings and a SANG (Policy H6: Lytchett Matravers).

The sites are located at Wareham Road, Blaneys Corner and Flowers Drove. Information about the proposals for each site are found by clicking the tabs above.

The sites will provide up to 40% affordable housing in response to policy. Each site will provide a mix of homes ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms. This provides a range of housing types that accommodate families that wish to downsize or get a foot onto the housing ladder as first-time buyers. Homes will also be designed to facilitate comfortable home working for flexible working arrangements.

The variety of accommodation will assist in providing a well-balanced community for Lytchett Matravers and help meet the District’s housing needs during the emerging plan period to 2034.

Wyatt Homes

Who are Wyatt Homes?

We are a Dorset based, long-established traditional house builder, with a passion for designing and building properties of superior quality. It is this commitment to quality that has won us many prestigious industry awards throughout our history and an enviable reputation as a first-class developer, demonstrating the high level of attention to detail we pay to each individual home.

We have delivered a number of housing sites locally including:

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