Building work on Salisbury Road development to begin in November
Work on the 168-home development scheme on the Salisbury Road site will begin in November after final planning permission was granted by Wiltshire Council's Strategic Planning Committee.
The planning and design consultancy, Barton Willmore, secured the permission for developer, Redrow Homes. Forty per cent of the development's houses will be affordable homes in line with Wiltshire Council’s requirements.
Properties will range from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom detached family homes and have been design with two distinct 'character areas'.
Avril Chadwick, Design Director at Barton Willmore: “The new development on Salisbury Road will provide high quality homes that will complement the character of Marlborough."
"This has been achieved by designing a scheme that not only fits with the typography of the land but also reflects the materials and aesthetics of the historic market town.”
During the meeting of Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee the Council’s Urban Design Officer praised the 'simple yet distinguished character areas'.
The empty space adjacent to the roundabout - shown at the top of the plan illustrated here - is the area reserved for the promised hotel. Redrow Homes, which bought the land (with outline planning permission) from the Crown Estate, are not in the business of building or running hotels.
So they went back to Wiltshire Council to split the hotel area off from the rest of the development. Whichever company buys the hotel plot will have to get final planning permission for their design for the hotel. It is understood that Redrow are in talks with a hotel provider for this site.
FOOTNOTE: The Crown Estate first announced their plan to build on this farmland in 2008. Their first planning application was submitted in March 2015.