PROPOSALS for ten new affordable homes in north Dorset have been approved by Dorset Council.

A development of 26 new houses, 10 of which provide affordable housing options are to be built on land of Haywards Lane in Child Okeford.

The development will consist of a mix of two, three and four bedroom properties. It will be served by a single vehicular access point and pedestrian crossing from Haywards Lane, and a parking area for school drop offs/collection with 20 spaces will be provided

Councillor Graham Carr-Jones, Dorset Council portfolio holder for housing and community safety, said: “I am very pleased that ten new affordable properties will be coming to Child Okeford.

"Developments like this greatly benefit those who are unable to get onto the housing ladder especially young families in rural areas”.