FRESH plans for a convenience store and house on a site in Ashley Heath have been submitted.
Previously, plans for a 370sqm shop on land off Horton Road were refused by Dorset Council, due to a ‘blanket’ tree preservation order covering the site, as well as ‘insufficient information’ regarding the impact on biodiversity.
The new application details proposed ‘mitigation measures’ for the rejection reasons, including replacement trees and a 10-year woodland management plan.
It says the ‘positive use for the site’ overcomes the objections.
“The application seeks outline planning permission with layout, access and landscaping considered at this outline stage, for demolition of the existing dwelling – a bungalow – and erection of a convenience store and new dwelling with associated access and parking,” it said.
“The vehicular access to the convenience store would be by an in/out circulatory arrangement onto Horton Road.”
The development would feature 20 parking spaces, the plan says.
For more information, and to comment on the plans, log on to www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk and search for application reference P/OUT/2023/01663.