175 unit residential scheme for Marlborough given final go-ahead

Wiltshire County Council has given the final go ahead for The Crown Estate’s plans to build 175 new residential units in Marlborough on land located to the west of Salisbury Road. The plans, which also include a 60 bed hotel, received final sign off from the Council on Friday 29 July 2016.

03 August 2016

Detail of Marlborough masterplan

A resolution to grant planning permission for the scheme was issued in February and since then The Crown Estate has been working with the Council to agree a package of development benefits for the local area. Now this process has been completed, the County Council has granted planning permission for the development. The Crown Estate is now marketing the site to find a development partner to take the project forward.

The scheme will see 175 residential units constructed, 40% of which will be affordable. In addition, the development will see a contribution of more than £700,000 for local secondary school, St Johns Academy, alongside investment in local traffic infrastructure and more than £100,000 for local GP services.

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

The new development will also provide a valuable economic contribution to Marlborough by providing employment opportunities, both during the construction of the scheme and in the new hotel once the development is completed, and boosting the number of people that visit the town.

Steve Melligan, Strategic Land Manager at The Crown Estate, which owns the site, said: “We are pleased that these plans have been given the go ahead by the Council and the process of finding a developer to take the scheme forward is already underway.

“This consent is a prime example of how we are continuing to unlock value from our UK wide rural land portfolio by promoting strategic land sites through the planning process.”

Promoting sites across its rural land portfolio for development is a major specialism for The Crown Estate, contributing towards increasing the value of its £12bn commercial property portfolio, which also includes Regent Street and around 50% of St James’ s in central London, a leading portfolio of retail assets outside of London and the nation’s seabed.