Developers aim for 45 new homes in Burbage

AN application has been submitted to Wiltshire Council to build 45 homes on land east of Burbage High Street.

Persimmon Homes wants to build a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom homes on about 2.5 hectares of open space at the south end of the High Street next to Seymour pond.

If the plans get the go-ahead, a combination of semi-detached and detached homes plus terraced properties would be built on the land with 40 per cent affordable housing in line with Wiltshire Council’s planning policy.

The majority of the homes will be two-storey with the exception of the northern part of the site which will be single storey, in keeping with the bungalows in nearby Suthmere Drive.

The proposed site lies within two overgrown fields where there are no buildings except for a cottage that Persimmon Homes intends to keep.

A spokesman for Pegasus Group, agent for Persimmon Homes, said it had consulted council officers and the community and found support for a scheme that would integrate well with the village.

He said Pegasus was aware of a shortfall in the five-year housing land supply for east Wiltshire as shown by a recent planning appeal.

“The development would contribute to meeting local housing need,” he added.

There will be a public meeting on the plans on Thursday, January 9 at 7pm in the village hall.

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