Plans for next phase of luxury home development near Dorset quarry unveiled


ANOTHER phase in the development of the Silverlake luxury house on the site of a former Warmwell quarry on the outskirts of Crossways has been submitted for detailed planning clearance.

The fifth phase, for 38 vacation homes in Shepperd’s View, includes boat shops, annex buildings, a gym and common areas.

Habitat First Group has submitted dozens of documents to Dorset Council for approval, including details of the four and five bed houses, landscaping and new roads.

The company acquired the 560-acre site in 2011 and operates a similar award-winning development at Lower Mill in the Cotswolds.

Proposed next phase of the development of the Silverlake homes Photo: Habitat First Group

Four “village” sites have already been developed in Silverlake, including a spa and play areas, with the company declaring 2020 its best year yet for sales and interest. Most of the properties are second homes for family vacations, others are rented out.

The final phase takes its name from Pilot Sergeant Edmund Shepperd who served at the nearby Warmwell 2WW airfield. Other phases also took their names from those who served at the airfield.

Full details of the plans can be found on the Dorset Council website, reference 2021/03078, with public comments open until 3 October.


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