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Old Sarum plans for go before planners
PLANS to build 68 extra homes in a development at Old Sarum are to go before planners today.
Persimmon Homes already has outline planning permission for 630 houses, a new school, shops, offices and a community building and full planning consent for 628 homes, but wants to add more to the development.
Two applications will be considered by Wiltshire Council’s southern area planning committee at tonight’s meeting – for 40 homes on the north west edge of the development, and for three shops and a doctors’ surgery with 30 flats above a local centre at the entrance to the development next to The Portway.
Objections have been raised by members of the public who fear and the infrastructure is not sufficient to support so many extra people, that the estate is already overcrowded and that there will be an adverse impact on the surrounding conservation area.
Laverstock & Ford Parish Council has objected to both plans, citing the impact on the community facilities, school and parking in the area.
Wiltshire Council’s planning officers say the original policy for 630 did allude to more dwellings being acceptable after 2011 and reports to committee members say the extra houses are “unlikely to cause significant harm” to the surrounding environment and the proposals are acceptable providing suitable conditions are in place.
The committee will meet at Salisbury City Hall at 6pm.
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