A planning application to build 12 houses on a 0.49 hectare site at Sandpit Lane in Calne has been submitted by Swindon-based company GFL Developments Ltd.

The company, which hopes to build six four-bedroom houses and six three-bedroom houses, will buy the site off the Bell family at Penn Hill Farm if the plans get the go-ahead.

The northern boundary of site runs along Sandpit Road and the southern boundary is next to the new Redrow development, known as Steeple Chase and The Oaks.

At the Western boundary is a field and the edge of number five The Kilns, and to the east is a public footpath, with another field beyond this.

In its application GFL Developments Ltd said it had not made formal contact with the owners of properties to the west and south of the application site.

It said: “The nature of the devlopment, being domestic, is such that it is considered by the applicant to complement its surroundings.

“The submitted scheme is anticipated to affect the amenity enjoyed by those living in the neighbouring housing.”