175 new homes get go ahead for Marlborough

The Crown Estate’s plans for new homes and a hotel for Marlborough have been given the go-ahead by Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee.

11 February 2016

Detail of Marlborough masterplan

The Salisbury Road site plans, carefully designed to sit within the sensitive local landscape, will provide 175 new homes – of which 70 (40 per cent) will be affordable homes – and a new hotel to boost the town’s economy.

Over 50 per cent of the site will be open space including ecology habitats, play areas, woodland planting and a wild flower meadow. There will also be a number of measures to protect local wildlife, in particular, the Marlborough Railway Tunnel bat hibernation site.

The development will provide financial contributions to improve local infrastructure including £700,000 towards St John’s Academy, £80,000 towards a local GP surgery, highway enhancements such as new pedestrian crossings, and upgrades to pedestrian and cycle routes and additional funding to improve local sports facilities.

175 new homes

Delivered in the Salisbury Road site plans

40 per cent

will be affordable homes

Over 50 per cent

of the site will be open space

Steve Melligan, Strategic Land Manager, said: “We are delighted our plans have been approved by Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee. Throughout the planning process engagement with local groups has helped to improve the scheme’s design, and deliver on our commitment of creating desirable places to live. After continuing our work with the Council and the local community to finalise the details of the planning consent we will then bring the site forward to market so that the construction of these much needed new homes can begin.”

We are an independent commercial business established by Act of Parliament which pays our profit to the Treasury for the benefit of the nation’s finances. A core focus of our business involves actively promoting land across the estate for development, which helps to meet the needs of local communities for new commercial and residential accommodation. Last year we secured consent for 7,000 homes across the country. At the heart of how we work is a considered, collaborative approach. We seek to integrate all of our developments into the existing local communities and create desirable places to live.