Following the public exhibition at The Mowlem theatre on Friday 17th December 2021, and in response to queries from neighbours, we have provided a plan showing the current scheme superimposed on an aerial photograph. We trust this is of use and thank those neighbours who kindly and usefully suggested it.
The site is within the settlement boundary for Swanage and sits within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is potentially visible over long-distance views to the Heritage Coast and World Heritage coastline as can be seen from the map below (extract from the Council's adopted policies map):
The development will be assessed by the local planning authority against the policies in the Development Plan relevant to Swanage and the site. The relevant local plans include:
The relevant policies are long and detailed in their content and can be viewed on the Council's website, however in summary they cover such things as:
Landscape and townscape are important factors in the preparation and eventual assessment of this planning application.
The applicant, through their design team, has undertaken an assessment of local vernacular and relevant documents produced by the Council, including the District Design Guide, the Landscape Character Assessment and Townscape Character Appraisals.
As a result of the background work done by the applicant, the following draft proposals were created by their architects and designers. We are especially keen to hear your views on these designs, having considered the site’s history and context and the Council’s policies and documents which the applicant also has to consider.
We would be very keen to hear your feedback, thoughts or questions about the site, please leave your comments below.
Once the details of the plans are published you will be able to leave your comments about the proposals on-line or download a copy of the feedback form.
For more information about this project please contact:
Chapman Lily Planning Limited
Tel: 01929 553818