Revised plan for 49 new homes in Laverstock submitted

A REVISED planning application for up to 49 homes on land at Laverstock has been submitted.

The scheme, for land off Church Road, comes amid delays over a larger plan for 135 homes on a larger site in the same location.

Now, Star Planning and Development – on behalf of Hallam Land Management and Velcourt Group – has submitted a revised scheme to Wiltshire Council, covering this section of the proposed plan.

The homes would be built on land “to the north and south of the site”, the application said, with greenspace between them maintaining “views from Church Road to Cocky Down”.

Affordable housing would be provided as part of the overall scheme, the plan says, as well as a 50-space car park for use by those collecting and dropping off at nearby schools, and the creation of some 230 direct and indirect construction jobs.

How the new development could look. Picture: Hallam Land Management

How the new development could look. Picture: Hallam Land Management

However, the application acknowledges the site is “not allocated for development”, but says housing is badly needed in the area, as well as in Salisbury.

“To deliver the acknowledged shortfall in the delivery of new homes, it is inevitable that additional residential sites are required,” it said.

“There is demonstrably not an adequate supply of available residential sites within the built-up areas of the settlements, such as Salisbury, to meet the identified housing land shortfall.”

The scheme, reference 20/11598/OUT, is open to consultation and people can view the detailed plans, and leave comments, at

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