Bidding for tenancies in the new Bramblehay houses at Marshwood has opened today (28th October 2014). The houses have been advertised by Hastoe Housing Association on the Dorset Home Choice weekly Property List (Edition 330). Anyone who would like to bid for one of the tenancies should do so via Dorset Home Choice by one of the methods shown on their weekly property list. Priority will be given to those with a local connection to the Marshwood Primary School catchment area as laid down in the Section 106 agreement governing the housing development.
The 2014 AGM (Annual General Meeting) of MARSHWOOD CLT Will take place on Monday 20th October 2014 @ 7.30pm at Blackdown Village Hall Following the formal AGM business there will be an opportunity for discussion on the neighbourhood plan
Come along to Blackdown hall on Tuesday 30th September 2014 any time between 3:30 pm and 7:30pm to meet Hastoe Housing Association. Find out about the affordable houses currently being built in Marshwood. All are welcome, especially those who would be interested in living in one of the new houses.
As work progresses on the building of our affordable houses signs have gone up by the site entrance informing everyone what is happening.
We asked Marshwood CLT members and other local residents to help us choose a name for our affordable houses. Several suggestions were given and the overwhelming feedback was that ‘Bramblehay‘ was the most favoured option. So how did the name Bramblehay come about? Well one CLT member suggested Bramble Close due to the amount of brambles that grow in the field hedge. Then a CLT board member said how about Bramblehay as ‘Hay’ is an old word for an enclosure that is common in local farm names. Hastoe Housing Association will now liaise with the local council and Royal Mail.
West Dorset District Council have considered the plans for our Affordable Houses at Thane Farm and wished to make some amendments. These amendments affect the wall finishes which were to have been of brick with some timber faced walls. They propose to retain the timber facings but wish to introduce some flint with brick quoins and on others the wall finish will be rendered. In addition house 5 will be turned by 90 degrees to form a terrace of the 5 houses facing the road. The amended plans can be seen on the Dorset for You web page under planning
Marshwood Community Land Trust In order to comply with our Standing Orders, an Open Annual General Meeting of the Marshwood CLT will be held at Blackdown Village Hall on Monday 23rd September 2013 at 7.30pm to which all are welcome to attend. The business to be conducted will include the following; To receive the statement of account for the year, Elect the Directors To serve for the next 12 months, receive an update on our planning application for the Affordable Houses and take any questions. This should only be a short meeting to comply with our rules and a report
The planning application for affordable homes to be built in Marshwood by Hastoe Housing Group has been published on the West Dorset District Council planning web site. Full details of the application including plans and supporting documents can be found here. Comments on the application can be submitted to West Dorset District Council via their web site.