Plans have been submitted to build up to 50 houses in Melksham. 

Solihull-based Terra Strategic has submitted an outline planning application which could see dozens of ‘high-quality’ dwellings built on the outskirts of the market town. 

The proposed site is on over two hectares of ‘currently unused’ agricultural land west of Semington Road and developers have noted an interest in further expansion. 

If approved, the plans for the scheme would also see the development of an access route to a ‘potential second phase’ of the site. 

According to the developer, the application lodged with Wiltshire Council will include a 30 per cent provision for affordable housing.

Comments can be submitted by emailing or writing to Wiltshire Council and must be submitted by October 23.

To view the application in full go to the Wiltshire Council planning portal and search the planning number 20/07334/OUT.