COMPLETELY revised plans for the redevelopment of the Maltings, which includes a fresh look, have been submitted, just a few months after previous designs were labelled as "appalling".

Developed by firm Haskoll, the proposals have been put together to reflect views which formed June's refusals by Wiltshire Council.

Changes for the site of the former British Heart Foundation store at 30-36 Fisherton Street, include more vertical facades, a brand new look, redesigned layout, as well as better signage and lighting.

A two-storey civic-style atrium to the library entrance, and a new café space and public plaza are also included in the plans

However, despite all the changes, it retains the original proposal for an 86-room hotel, gym, and new library.

These new plans have been submitted after Wiltshire councillors branded some buildings in the previous scheme, below, as "bland" and "not particularly attractive".Salisbury Journal:

However, speaking about the new plans, councillor Pauline Church, South Wiltshire recovery chief, said: “The previous application was refused on design grounds, and I am pleased the developers have responded positively to this and worked proactively with us by completely redesigning the scheme, including removing a storey to reduce the impact on the United Reformed Church.

“The Strategic Planning Committee will now consider the new designs and whether this important first phase of the Maltings and Central Car Park regeneration can proceed.”

This proposed development forms phase one of the wider vision for the Maltings and Central Car Park regeneration project, as set out in the recently endorsed Masterplan.

To view or comment on the full application, visit with the application number 19/07427/FUL.

Public consultation is open until September 5.