Wareham set for affordable homes as council car park sold
Affordable homes will be built in Wareham after a council car park is to be sold for development.
Purbeck District Council is selling its car park in Pound Lane, with homes to be built inside a conservation area.
The new buildings must be in keeping with their surroundings, and a conservation area is designated for special architectural or historical interests.
40 per cent of the new buildings will be affordable homes, which will include rented or shared ownership schemes.
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Cllr Mike Lovell, Housing and Transport Spokesperson for Purbeck District Council, said: "This is a great opportunity to bring some much needed rented or shared ownership housing to Wareham.
"Being situated within a conservation area, it is also important that the design of the new homes complements the surrounding houses and the developer guidelines will assist with this."
The site, which is on the corner of West Street and Pound Lane - underwent an archaeological survey, and a small amount of medieval pottery was found.
Permit holders who currently park on the site have been offered alternative spaces in the town.
After seeking the interest from three specialist marketing agents, Sibbett Gregory was chosen by the council.
The final decision on any proposal put forward will be considered by Purbeck District Council.