TROWBRIDGE Town Council has again deferred a recommendation to support plans for 180 new homes at Southwick.

Councillors are prepared to back the plans by Devon-based Waddeton Park Ltd subject to five conditions.

Councillors recently deferred a decision because of the lack of information about the scheme on the Wiltshire Council planning portal.

Wiltshire Council’s website has recently suffered technical issues and some of the documents relating to the scheme cannot be seen on the site.

Councillors say they are unwilling to support a recommendation until they have fully considered all of the documents relating to the development.

The Exeter-based developer has submitted plans for 180 homes on land at Southwick.

The scheme is for a mix of two, three and four bedroomed houses with gardens, plus parking and landscaping.

The proposed development has outline planning permission and is part of the Wiltshire Housing Sites Allocation Plan, due to be adopted by Wiltshire Council next Tuesday February 25.

Councillors say the proposed access road off the A361 should be sensitive to the ecological and biodiversity aspects of the site, particularly where it crosses the Lambrok Stream.

They also say that cycling and walking routes should be improved.

They will also ask developers to make contributions to local play areas at Spring Meadows and the Grove Recreation Ground, and to improvements at Woodmarsh Football Ground.