A TOTAL of 18 affordable homes could be built in Ludgershall if plans are approved.
Wiltshire Council has submitted a planning application to develop the housing on land at Old Common Way as part of plans to deliver 1,000 affordable homes over a decade, for people on the Housing Register and unable to afford a home on the open market.
The proposed houses would be built using modern methods of construction, involving volumetric-made elements, which would avoid wasting building materials on site, and would allow the final product to have the highest quality of construction finishes and be energy efficient, the plan said.
They would also be highly insulated, fitted with heat pumps, with south-facing roofs also having solar panels.
The proposed site, at the former Bartlett House care home, borders the existing GP surgery, primary school and is close to bus stops, the application added.
A mix of housing would be provided on the development, it said, from one-bedroom flats to four-bedroom houses, with a mix for rent and shared ownership.
Plans also outline proposed informal areas to walk, as well as a casual play space.
Planting of the open space would include native species to encourage enhanced biodiversity and the network of swales and soakaways that are part of the drainage solution would further help improve habitat for birds, and insects, the application said.
Cllr Phil Alford, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for housing, said: “We’re pleased to have submitted this planning application.
“Our commitment to delivering 1,000 houses over a decade will ensure there are a variety of affordable homes throughout the county for people, meeting a key commitment of our Business Plan.
“Should planning permission be granted, these houses would provide lovely homes to residents who really need them.
“I encourage people to look at all the details of the planning application as all representations received will be considered as part of Wiltshire Council’s usual planning application process.”
For more details on the scheme, log on to www.wiltshire.gov.uk and search for application reference PL/2023/06881at.