Outline Planning Application Submitted For Nine 2-Bedroom Dwellings On Paddock Land West Of The Playground At Brook Street, Warminster

Thursday 6th September 2018:

 Map on the Wiltshire Council Planning site
showing the land west of the playground,
Brook Street, Warminster.

An outline planning application has been submitted to Wiltshire Council for the erection of nine 2-bedroom dwellings with associated parking, plus hard and soft landscaping, on land west of the playground at Brook Street, Warminster, BA12 8DW. (18/07940/OUT).

The applicant is Mr Nigel Weir of Charter House Planning and the agent is Dan Roycroft of the Atlas Planning Group Ltd., Bodenham House Barn, Bodenham, Salisbury, SP5 4EN.

The dwellings will be of red brick, with tiled roofs, and the number of parking spaces will be 18.

Comments on this application can be made to Wiltshire Council until Friday 28th September 2018. The target date for a decision is Friday 12th October 2018.

The land has been known to flood. Earlier this year, in May, local people noticed an excavator in the paddock. When asked by a passer-by if the work was for housing development, one of the workmen replied: "We are only levelling out the rough areas of the land, so that the field can be re-seeded."

 An excavator at work in the field at
Brook Street, Warminster, in May 2018.
Photograph taken by Danny Howell.

The land, which is described as "paddock land" in the application (submitted 17th August 2018), measures 1.32 hectares, and is owned by Caroline Cockcroft of Trem Llyn, Old Llanfair Road, Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2SS.

A previous application by Caroline Cockcroft, on the same site, for 28 sustainable and affordable market and social dwellings, recycling store building, access road and car parking plus flood alleviation measures, submitted in June 2011, was refused in 2013 (following an appeal by the applicant). (W/11/01746/OUT).

An earlier application, for residential development of the land, submitted by Bass Holdings Ltd., was refused in May 1989. (W/89/00223/OUT).

To see plans and documents on the latest application, click on: