40 new homes are to be built in a town in north Dorset.

Redrow has announced the second phase of new homes at Blackmore Down, a 170-home development, in Shaftesbury.

The 40 new properties will comprise of three and four-bedroom homes "inspired by the arts and crafts architectural movement of the 1930s".

To mark the second phase, Redrow will be inviting prospective buyers and members of the local community to an event at the development on Saturday, September 3.

The event, held between 1-4pm, will see visitors able to see the homes first-hand whilst enjoying the pizza and drinks provided.

The show homes that visitors can explore on site includes the fully furnished three-bedroom Warwick, the three-bedroom Oxford Lifestyle and the four-bedroom Shaftesbury house types.

Mark Vanson, Sales Director at Redrow Southern Counties, commented: “We are excited to be delivering our second phase of homes in Shaftesbury.

"Our Dorset community has proven incredibly popular to date, with the development benefitting from its close proximity to beautiful swathes of countryside as well as the vibrant hub of the market town centre, which is home to a variety of events and shows throughout the year.

“Our event this weekend will enable prospective buyers to leisurely explore the homes and we look forward to welcoming everyone on site.”

A spokesperson for Redrow said: "Set on the edge of Shaftesbury and between Salisbury and Yeovil, residents at Blackmore Down will benefit from having Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right on their doorsteps, comprising of 380 square miles of idyllic countryside and green open space.

"Shaftesbury itself features a host of local amenities, including a range of restaurants and shops alongside a selection of state and independent schools, all rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

The Blackmore Down development was first announced in 2020 with 51 affordable houses initially being offered.

Prices in Redrow's second phase of the development start from £409,950 for a four-bedroom detached home.

Redrow’s Help to Sell initiative is available at no extra cost, where Redrow will arrange up to three appraisals of a buyer’s former property while contributing to estate agent fees.

To find out more visit: www.redrow.co.uk/blackmoredown.