Go ahead for Marlborough housing scheme

Wednesday, 10th August 2016

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The Crown Estate has been given the green light for a development featuring 175 homes and a 60-bed hotel on a site in Marlborough.

A resolution to grant planning permission was issued in February 2016 and since then discussions have taken place with Wiltshire Council to agree a package of development benefits for the local area.

Of the 175 built on the site, 40 per cent will be affordable housing. More than £700,000 will be provided for a local secondary school, St Johns Academy, alongside investment in local traffic infrastructure and more than £100,000 for local GP services.

The development is also expected to provide an economic contribution to Marlborough with employment opportunities during construction and in the new hotel, as well as boosting the number of visitors to the town.

Steve Melligan, strategic land manager at The Crown Estate, which owns the site, said: “We are pleased that these plans have been given the go ahead by the Council and the process of finding a developer to take the scheme forward is already underway.

“This consent is a prime example of how we are continuing to unlock value from our UK wide rural land portfolio by promoting strategic land sites through the planning process.”

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