Britford Lane Development Update

24th November 2015

Britford Lane Development Update

Longford Estates and St Nicholas Hospital are developing plans for an exemplary residential development on land off Britford Lane in Salisbury. We are committed to raising the bar in terms of a design-led, bespoke, quality development that the community can be proud of.

Involving the community in this project to bring benefit to the local area is of great importance and we want to inform the residents of Salisbury at an early stage. 

There is an acknowledged need for further housing throughout the UK. Wiltshire is no exception and, like all other local authorities, has a Government target to find land for new homes, with the focus being on towns and cities. This includes Salisbury, which needs to find space for hundreds of new homes over the coming years.

About the site:

The site has been promoted through the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and is currently identified as a potential housing site in the emerging Site Allocations Development Plan Document.

The development site benefits from being located in a highly sustainable position, outside the Environment Agency’s designated flood zones offering a unique opportunity to provide a range of both open market and affordable housing in Salisbury. Importantly, the proposed development does not sit on water-meadows.

We are committed to delivering a comprehensive development and have undertaken significant technical studies to ensure this site is suitable for development.

What is being proposed:

This will be a high-quality development designed by an award-winning local architectural practice, which will be sympathetic to the local vernacular within the setting of Salisbury. The proposals include:

-       A high-quality scheme for 100 homes that will reflect and enhance local character;

-       A range of design features within the site including a formal tree lined green with outdoor play spaces and open parkland;

-       Provision of improved pedestrian / cycle links to the city centre;

-       A range of open market homes, improving choice and competition locally;

-       A 40% affordable home allocation in accordance with Wiltshire Council Policy requirements;

Given our commitment to the area, the community should be assured that this development would not be a ‘typical’ housing scheme and will set a benchmark for design quality.

Public Consultation

As part of our community engagement, we have undertaken a series of public exhibitions to display our proposals for the development of much needed new homes in Salisbury. 

Members of the project team were on hand to discuss our intentions for this scheme, answer questions as well as receive your feedback. 

Exhibitions took place at: 

Salisbury Guildhall, Market Walk, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1JH 

On: Saturday 21st November 10-4pm 

Or: Monday 23rd November 3-7pm 

Further information can be found on the exhibition invitation newsletter. Click here to download.

We would like to thank all those that attended the exhibitions and provided us with their thoughts. We are currently undertaking a detailed analysis of the feedback received and will take the information provided into account as we further develop the scheme.

If you were unable to attend the public exhibitions, you can view the information that was on display.Click here to view

We will provide an update on our proposed next steps in due course.

If you have any questions in the meantime or would like to provide feedback you can contact:

Freephone: 0800 298 7040


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