WEST Dorset District Council granted planning approval for eight affordable houses to be built on land at Marshwood David Hitchcock, chairman of the Marshwood Community Land Trust said: “It has been a long road to finally getting approval for our homes that are so desperately needed by many local people.

“These eight houses will only help a few on the housing list so the CLT will have to consider another development.”

He said the homes should be completed by the end of 2014 ready for occupation in 2015.

Would-be occupiers have to complete a registration form, be on the council housing register, and have a local connection to be considered for these new homes.