Powerstock, Dorset

8 new homes

Forge Orchard

Type and tenure of homes
Schedule of works
Funders and development partners
Special features of interest

Number of homes:  8

  • 8 for rent

All eight homes were prioritised for people with a local connection to Powerstock.

Work started on site:  January 2018

Work completed:  February 2019


  • Hastoe: £1,200,000
  • Homes England: £360,000
  • West Dorset District Council: £195,000

Development partners

  • CLT: Powerstock and District Community Land Trust
  • Local authority: West Dorset District Council
  • Architect: Etchingham Morris Architecture
  • Contractor: Classic Builders
  • Employer's Agent: Frazer Garner Associates

The Powerstock and District CLT was set up in 2012 with the aim of transforming the site, previously a builder’s scrap yard, into more affordable housing for local people. They bought the land from the trustees of Admiral Sir V A C Crutchley’s Will Trust and leased it to Hastoe to develop and manage the homes on their behalf.

Sitting within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the homes are designed to reflect a farmyard conversion and all materials used in the build were carefully selected to meet the requirements of the surrounding conservation area. The name was chosen by the CLT because the site had a historic link to a former forge with an apple orchard nearby.

New homes

Take a look at some of our other homes that have recently been completed.

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