Salisbury City Council has slammed plans for a "bland" housing estate in Salisbury.

Vistry Homes' plans for land south of Netherhampton road were discussed in a meeting of reserved matters last Monday.

The proposal for 234 dwellings in phase 1 of the major development is currently under consultation.

In the meeting, the council said the proposed estate lacks individual character and Cllr Cliona Hibbert raised concerns about the "bland" look of housing estates in Salisbury that use the "same homogenised house types".

The city council also suggest extra traffic, pollution and environmental impacts caused by the homes should be mitigated. Cllr Ian Tomes said: "If we're serious about tackling climate change we've got to be doing the work now."

Salisbury Journal: House types for the planned estate south of Netherhampton Road. Picture: Vistry Homes planning applicationHouse types for the planned estate south of Netherhampton Road. Picture: Vistry Homes planning application

Impacts could be mitigated through providing a local shop and community facilities, 32 amp electric car charging for all homes, solar panels, and heat pumps throughout.

Cllr Annie Riddle addressed the plans for affordable housing, stating "44 per cent of affordable houses are one bed".

The council request that swift boxes, bat boxes and hedgehog holes are to be provided throughout the estate.

Read about plans for north of Netherhampton road: Plans to build 106 homes on A3094 Netherhampton Road criticised

Cllr Alan Bayliss said the footpath running north to south should link up with the bridleway and the proposed school.

The consultation deadline for approval of reserved matters is June 17.

To view the application in full click here or search under planning number PL/2021/08735.

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