The proposals offer a number of benefits for Lytchett Matravers, including:
Proposed layouts include high quality public open space and landscape corridors – providing recreational space and an attractive outlook for new homes.
Natural features including hedgerows and trees will be retained and enhanced.
The retention of trees and hedgerows provides mature planting with ecological value that helps to soften the visual impact of future development.
The creation of green corridors and new habitats which will integrate hedgerows within and on the edge of the site and create corridors for wildlife to move.
The creation of a sustainable urban drainage (SUDS) network provides the opportunity for semi-wetland habitats to enhance biodiversity.
Landscape corridors will help to provide safe and attractive links from the sites to the village centre, encouraging sustainable travel by foot or cycle.
A number of pedestrian and cycle ways will be included within each site, which will also connect through to the primary school and the village centre.
A new public footpath route would be created through the Wareham Road site, to support the community’s aspiration for a Round Village Circuit Route.
Opportunity to establish new footpath connections at the Flowers Drive and Blaneys Corner sites.
Open spaces, including swales, for people to enjoy nature, play and relax.
The publicly accessible open space at Land off Flowers Drove will be available to the community for recreational use.
Public seating will be included in the open space at Wareham Road to celebrate views towards Poole Harbour and the Purbeck Hills.
Financial contributions towards public services in the local area, including healthcare and education, alongside infrastructure improvements, to be agreed with Dorset Council.
Creation of construction jobs.
A financial receipt to Dorset Council as a result of the New Homes Bonus and future Council Tax revenue.
A mix of market and affordable housing will be provided on each site to meet local needs.
A range of house types to complement setting of each site and meet a variety of housing requirements.
Our homes are built to stand the test of time using high quality materials incorporating energy and water efficient design.
Robust energy efficiency standards that exceed current building regulations and reduce CO2 emissions, achieved through high levels of insulation and thermal massing combined with high specification glazing and efficient heating and ventilation.
Electric vehicle charging infrastructure to be provided on every private plot.
Sustainable Drainage Systems are designed to accommodate increased intensity and frequency of rainfall events associated with climate change.
Green infrastructure and planting provides shading and cooling to help reduce heat stress.