Warminster Town Council Unanimously In Favour Of Longleat's Outline Planning Application For A Hotel, Conference Facilities, Water Park And Immersive Animal Experience On Land Near Tascroft Court And Cannimore, Warminster

Tuesday 14th March 2017:

Longleat’s plans for a 240-room hotel resort with a water park, conference facilities and an immersive animal experience were discussed by the Planning Advisory Committee of Warminster Town Council on Monday 13th March 2017. The hotel is to be located on land south and south east of Tascroft Court and north of the Cannimore track, Warminster. 

Geoffrey Wheating, speaking on behalf of Longleat, explained how the development would benefit the local community with the growth of local business providing more employment. The hotel will be a stand-alone facility, with the immersive animal experience being entirely separate from the Safari Park at Longleat.

Warminster Town Councillors welcomed the proposals but did have concerns over the potential increase in traffic in Victoria Road, West Street and Vicarage Street, Warminster. They supported the outline application unanimously but included comments to Wiltshire Council drawing attention to their concerns over the traffic issues.