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Plans to revamp historic area
PLANS to breathe new life into a historic conservation area of Salisbury have been submitted to Wiltshire Council.
Vanner’s Chequer, bordered by Bedwin Street, Greencroft Street, Salt Lane and St Edmund’s Church Street, could be transformed with 14 new homes created on the site, including three apartments in the former register office, which would be fully refurbished under the scheme. The area has 11 listed buildings and developers, Burton Property and Bargate Homes, say they have worked hard to get the backing of residents, city councillors and Salisbury Civic Society.
They say the scheme will transform the derelict area after the register office was moved to Bourne Hill, and the new homes will be “harmonised” with existing properties.
The project will also include the rejuvenation of the Bedwin Street frontage with three existing cottages being restored and renovated.
Managing director of Burton Property Tony Burton said: “This is a very exciting scheme that has the potential to bring new life to a part of this historic conservation area that has gone unloved for quite some time.
“Given the heritage of the site, we have faced a number of challenges in developing the scheme. The feedback from local residents and other stakeholders has been invaluable in helping us to prepare a planning application that if given the green light could really enhance this part of the city.”
A consultation on the plans is underway.