Corelli Phase 2 - Sherborne

Corelli Ph2 - SouterCorelli Ph2 Hanbury

Second phase of development at the popular Corelli site in Sherborne. 49 new homes in total, 11 of which are available for Rentplus. An area of Public Open Space, including a Multi Use Games Area, will be completed and available for residents to use once all the new homes are completed. The 11 Rentplus homes are expected to be completed by late summer 2018.

The Rentplus homes comprise 11 x 3 bedroom houses. There are 4 x 3 bedroom Hanbury house types and 7 x 3 bedroom, 3 storey Souter house types. Each property comes with a private garden and 1 allocated parking space on the road (there are a couple of plots with 2 spaces).

Sherborne itself is well facilitated with schools, shopping, sports facilities and is along the train line with links to London.

You can download more information about the site here:

Corelli Phase 2 - sales plan

Corelli Phase 2 - site layout plan

You can download more information about the properties here:

Corelli Phase 2 - 3 bed house Hanbury sales info

Corelli Phase 2 - 3 bed house Souter sales info

To apply for these homes please ensure that you are registered on Dorset Home Choice.

Local Connection

The Barton Farm development is subject to a Section 106 agreement with the local authority.  This means that priority is given to applicants who can demonstrate a local connection to Sherborne, Culn Valley, Bradford Abbas or Queen Thorne in the first instance.  Alternatively if you can demonstrate a local connection to West Dorset you can also be considered if there are no applicants with a closer connection.

A local connection is;

  • Have you lived in the area for at least 6 months?
  • Have you lived in the area for at least 3 of the past 5 years?
  • Do you have a permenant full or part time job in the area?
  • Do you have a close relative who has lived in the area for at least 5 years? (A close relative is a parent, child or sibling)

 If you are able to answer yes to any of these questions then you have a local connection and may apply for a property.

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 Dorset 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.