PLANS have been submitted to build 28 homes on the site of a former coach depot in Ludgershall.

The application is seeking full planning permission for the site at Parnham Coaches on Andover Road, which includes the demolition of the former coach depot buildings and a bungalow. It has been submitted on behalf of Stonewater Housing.

The site is located behind the Tesco Express and vehicle access would be via Andover Road, which also provides access to the nearby shops and businesses.

The development would be made up of four two-bed houses and 15 three-bed houses as well as nine two-bed flats. The houses would be two storeys in height and arranged in short terraces of a maximum of four homes or semi-detached. The flats will be contained in a two-storey block.

The plans state each house will have a “generous private garden” with an external bike/bin store and the flats will have a “generous communal garden and bike/bin store”.

A total of 58 parking spaces are proposed and each house will have two allocated external parking spaces. There will also be four unallocated spaces near to the flats in addition to visitor parking spaces.

The application states, two parking spaces from the parade of shops will be “lost to accommodate the site access”, adding: “However three replacement visitor spaces are proposed adjacent to Tesco to compensate”.

It also says “30 per cent of the homes are proposed to be affordable” but Stonewater intend on changing this to 100 per cent.

An outline application for 24 three-storey town houses on the depot site was previously approved subject to conditions by Wiltshire Council in 2017. But this has since been reduced to two-storey properties.

The planning statement said: “The principle of developing the Parnham Coaches site for residential uses is already established by the extant permission and the proposed development will make a significant contribution to housing supply in Ludgershall, particularly affordable tenure. The site is already contributing towards Wiltshire’s current five year housing land supply and these proposals will help ensure the required supply is delivered.”

To view or comment on the application go to (Ref 20/02272/FUL).