HTA-designed development will have 77 homes, of which 23 will be affordable

Developer ZeroC and with the South West Regional Development Authority (SWRDA) have submitted a detailed planning application for 77 new low-carbon homes at Osprey Quay in Portland.

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The homes, of which 23 will be affordable, are set to be built just before the Olympic and Paralympic sailing kicks off just down the quay in 2012. They have been designed by architect HTA. The scheme on the Dorset island had previously faced criticism from residents afraid of losing any space from the nearby Officer’s Field recreation area. SWRDA has committed £500,000 of land receipts to improve local facilities such as improving leisure and sporting facilities and building a replacement skate park.

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Kim Slow, managing director of Dorchester-based ZeroC, was based on the decommissioned naval base, HMS Osprey. He said: “I have a very strong bond to Officer’s Field and Osprey Quay. We believe we are able to deliver a scheme at Osprey Quay that will leave a lasting legacy for Portland that both ourselves and local community can be proud of.”