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Plan to demolish Walkford houses in Avenue Road and Chewton Farm Road for nine-home development



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A DEVELOPER has applied to demolish a house and bungalow in Walkford to build nine homes.

Poole-based Amirez Ltd has applied to BCP Council to erect eight two-storey houses and a detached bungalow on what is currently a house at 26 Chewton Farm Road and a bungalow at 2 Avenue Road.

The application said the design of the buildings has been "driven by the aspiration to create a high quality development that respects the Chewton Farm Road street scene and area’s residential character and neighbouring amenity”.

An artist's impression of units one to four
An artist's impression of units one to four

It also stressed that the scheme "does not represent overdevelopment of the site, nor creates an overbearing impact on the neighbouring plots”.

But one objector said: “The Chewton Estate has always been protected against mass development like this. It would be bad enough in an urban area let alone what was a rural country lane.

Number 2 Avenue Road, Walkford (picture: Google)
Number 2 Avenue Road, Walkford (picture: Google)

"Constructing this alone would be really dangerous with all the traffic that would be needed which no doubt would park in Avenue Road.

Number 26 Chewton Farm Road, Walkford (picture: Google)
Number 26 Chewton Farm Road, Walkford (picture: Google)

"This used to be a friendly, dog-walking area being destroyed in front of our eyes by people who do not even know the area."

BCP Council is set to make a decision after the deadline for public comments on 28th January.



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