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Application to bring more homes to major Warminster site submitted

10 May 2024

The local housebuilder behind the Jubilee Gardens site in Warminster has submitted its latest application as part of the scheme.

Persimmon Homes Wessex has lodged plans for the third phase of the Jubilee Gardens development that would trigger construction on the next 193 high-quality homes if approved by Wiltshire Council.

The phase would involve a mixture of properties from the five-star developer and its sister company, Charles Church, and approval would mean 58 of these would be designated for a local housing provider, helping put a dent in Wiltshire’s 4,300-strong housing waiting list.

The application delivers on the continued extension of the Linear Park, including active travel links and a play area. It will also complete the full length of the central spine road, connecting the previously approved sections from the two new junctions.

As part of the wider development, Persimmon will invest millions of pounds in the local vicinity as the housebuilder delivers a sustainable community for local people. This will include land for a new primary school, significant areas of open space including a riverside park, equipped children’s play areas, two areas of sports pitches and associated changing rooms.

A local centre, allotments, public art, employment land, improvements to public footpaths, new pedestrian and cycle routes, biodiversity enhancements and a dedicated ecology area will also be delivered at Jubilee Gardens.

Significant financial contributions will also be made towards education provision, bus services connecting the scheme with town centre, signal upgrades to improve vehicle movements in the town centre, health care in Warminster, and enhancements to local public rights of way.

A sizeable financial contribution will also be made by the housebuilder to provide funding for local infrastructure priorities – the Victoria Road roundabout is now complete and work is commencing this month on the access from Bath Road.

The application follows a visit from the board of Selwood Housing, a local housing association partner, to the site – where Persimmon have already transferred properties to them as part of its plans – to see how their high-quality homes are built.

Commenting, Persimmon Homes Regional Managing Director Julian Roper said:

“We’re very proud of the progress we’ve made so far at Jubilee Gardens and are delighted to be bringing forward the next stage of our plans as we aim to deliver on our full vision for the development.

“Persimmon is a business that is committed to leaving a positive and lasting legacy in the areas in which we build, from environmentally sustainable homes for the open market and housing associations, to open public spaces and ecological enhancements.

“These principles have been exemplified in our site at Warminster, which is why we’ve been happy to host visits from local parliamentarians and senior councillors to town councillors and housing association executives.

“We hope our record of delivery and the quality of our plans will speak for themselves, and we look forward to working with key stakeholders such as Wiltshire Council and Warminster Town Council as we move our application through the planning process.”

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