THE latest section of a major development in Wimborne have been given the go ahead.

Details and specifications for the next stage of the 318-home plans for land east of Cranborne Road were discussed by East Dorset District Council's planning committee earlier this month.

The matters before members concerned the design the remaining 254 houses, after permission had already been granted for an initial 64 houses.

As part of the proposals, applicants Bloor Homes detailed the make up of the houses, which included 168 open market properties ranging from two-bed to five-bed houses.

The plans feature 53 affordable shared ownership properties made up of two and three-bed houses, as well as one-bed apartments.

There are also 33 affordable rented properties comprising of two, three and four-bed houses and two-bed apartments.

Provision has been made for 647 car parking spaces on the site, with two or more off street spaces per house as well as garages.

Councillors sided with the recommendation of the planning officer to approve the scheme, which concludes the proposals for the land on the east of Cranborne Road.

This decision follows approval of the proposed school, which was made by Dorset County Council last month.

These two approved schemes make up part of the wider residential development to build 630 homes, a new local centre, replacement and extended first school, public open spaces and new allotments.

The site was earmarked for development in the district council's core strategy document as a preferred location for affordable housing and the outline scheme was given the green light a year ago.

An application has not yet been submitted for the reserved matters on the land to the west of Cranborne Road.