Housebuilder Bloor Homes has unveiled plans for a major scheme which could feature up to 160 new homes in Purbeck to the public for the first time.
Local residents were invited an exhibition at the Corn Exchange last Friday to view and comment on preliminary plans and an artist's impressions of the proposed scheme which were on display.
The feedback will be taken into consideration before a planning application is submitted for the development on the 4.67 hectare site off Worgret Road, which is currently farmland, but has been identified as a prime for new homes by Purbeck District Council.
Bloor Homes wants to deliver a mix of 160 one- to four-bedroom homes, including around 80 affordable homes, in addition to open green spaces and children play areas.
The project is expected to take around five years to build, subject to necessary planning consent being obtained.
Martin Miller of Terence O'Rouke, speaking on behalf of Bloor Homes, told the press: "So far people seem to have received them [the planned new homes] very well. I'm sure there will be some negative comments in the comments box - but that's to be expected with any development."