THE refurbishment of a Salisbury Gypsy site gained the approval of Salisbury City Council yesterday.

Wiltshire Council plans to use money received from central Government to bring the Dairy House Bridge site off Southampton Road in line with good practice guidance on traveller sites.

The council has submitted plans to demolish existing brick amenity and refurbish the site, making its 18 pitches into 14 larger pitches with new amenity buildings and a management building.

The plans were considered by Salisbury City Council’s planning and transportation committee on Monday. Councillors said it would be a considerable improvement on the current sites.

They voted to support the plans subject to conditions laid out by Laverstock & Ford Parish Council.