Chilmark Glade, Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury CGI - House

Tamar Housing is working with Rentplus, Persimmon and North Dorset District Council to provide 12 new Rentplus homes at Chilmark Glade, Shaftesbury.

Chilmark Glade is a large development of new build homes on the eastern side of Shaftesbury. Located just off of the A30 Salisbury Road, the development has excellent links to Shaftesbury town centre which offers a range of shopping, education and leisure facilities. Salisbury is situated approximately 20 miles away and offers further facilities. 

The 12 affordable Rentplus properties comprise of:

  • Six 2 bedroom houses 
  • Four 2 bedroom apartments 
  • Two 1 bedroom apartments 

You can download more information about the properties here:

Work is well underway on site and the first new Rentplus and affordable homes will be available for occupation in Spring-Summer 2018.

To apply for these homes, please ensure you are registered on Dorset Home Choice by clicking here.

For more information on the overall scheme you can visit Persimmon Homes website here.

Local Connection?

Applicants with a local connection to North Dorset will be considered first.  A local connection is a person who (in order of preference);

a) Has been living in North Dorset for 2 years

b) Has permanent work (16 hours per week or more) in North Dorset for at least the last 6 months.  Self employment can be considered

d) Has immediate family (parents, siblings, non-dependent children) who have lived in North Dorset for the previous 5 years

If there are insufficient applications from people with a local connection to North Dorset, Tamar may consider those who have a local connection to the whole of Dorset.

Who Should Apply for a Rentplus Home?

Rentplus is aimed at people who are looking to move into home ownership.  You might be renting privately, living with relatives or renting from a housing association or Council.  Rentplus will be especially attractive to younger families who will be able to get a mortgage in 5 to 20 years.

You will need to show that you can save a deposit over a number of years, that you will be able to get a mortgage and that you are committed to home ownership.

Rentplus would be suitable for people who

  • Are in work or in training
  • Have been saving for a deposit or are able to do so
  • People who have a good credit history or who are already taking steps to improve their credit score

Rentplus will especially suit people who are looking to buy a home but aren’t able to do so yet, as you will get the chance to save up for a deposit while living in your new home.  You might be looking to get a better job, training for a career or looking for promotion.

What should you consider before bidding for a Rentplus Home?

You should consider the following questions carefully before bidding.

a)    Can you afford to pay the rent and start saving for a deposit?

b)    Will you be able to get a mortgage when your home comes to the end of its time as a Rentplus home?

c)    How old will you be when your home comes to the end of its time as a Rentplus home?  If you will be over 50 this might affect your ability to get a mortgage.

d)    Are there better housing options for you? 

If you are high on the HomeChoice list, waiting for a Housing Association home might be a better option.

Applying for Rentplus

Rentplus is new type of affordable housing aimed at people who aspire to home ownership. You will be able to rent a home at an affordable rent (80% of the market rent) for between 5 and 20 years.  At the end of this time you will get the chance to buy your home with the benefit of a gifted deposit. Priority for Rentplus homes will be given to those bidding using HomeChoice (see above link) in the first instance. Should there be insufficient applications with a local connection who bid then Tamar will consider applications made directly. To apply directly to Tamar please click on the "applying for a Rentplus home" link above.