EIGHT homes could be built off Glue Hill in Sturminster Newton.

If approved the application on land belonging to Orchard House will also result in the drive to the home being re-routed.

The 0.35 hectare site is described in application paper to Dorset Council as a former pasture and garden and part of the land recognised for housing in the neighbourhood plan.

Site owner Caroline Ressenaar-Parsons is asking to build two 4-bed detached houses, five 3-bed and one 2-bed with fifteen additional parking spaces on the plot, shared between the homes off the existing drive. The new homes, if approved, would be three pairs of semi-detached and two detached.

The site is on rising land between the A357 and Barton Close, a small cul-de-sac of modern single storey homes. To the east is a new built house in the former grounds of Barton Farmhouse a Grade II listed building.

Comments on the application, P/FUL/2021/00824, can be made on the Dorset Council website until June 21.