DEVELOPERS are hoping to redevelop the site of two homes in Poole after plans to build dozens of flats next door were approved at an appeal last year.

McCarthy and Stone was successful in getting the original refusal of its application for 37 retirement flats at 1, 3 and 5 Lindsay Road by Poole council overturned in July 2018.

And now developer Brownseabuild says that decision has prompted it to seek permission to demolish numbers 7 and 9 to make way for 10 new three- and four-bedroom homes.

Planning officers originally opposed the retirement flats scheme due to concerns about the impact it would have on the character of the area, which falls within the Branksome Park conservation area.

But planning inspector John Felgate said the “high standard of design” would enhance its character.

Brownseabuild says its application to redevelop the two neighbouring plots was a direct response to his ruling.

“The decision of the planning inspectorate on the neighbouring site … has opened up the western side of Lindsay Road to the possibility of redevelopment,” a statement submitted on its behalf says.

“The appeal established a number of principles that can be carried forward to this site.”

Permission is being sought to demolish the two existing homes to redevelop the site into 10 three- and four-bedroom homes across three blocks.

“The siting of the building is given an informal arrangement,” the statement adds. “This better reflects the informality of siting of buildings within the conservation area.

“Breaking up the development creates interesting spaces for future occupiers.

"The concept is to form a traditionally-styled grouping of houses with shared amenity spaces arranged in an informal fashion to form a community grouping where the emphasis is the quality of the landscaping setting to each dwelling.

"Car parking is separated from the housing to promote a quiet landscaped

setting to the houses."

It says that the space around the homes would be “generally communal” and that 10 parking spaces would be provided.

Planning officers at BCP Council will consider the application in the coming weeks.