Planning approval welcomed for Jubilee Gardens
01 June 2022
Persimmon and Charles Church have as welcomed the decision by Wiltshire Council to approve detailed designs for the first phase of a major new development in Warminster, bringing extensive community benefits.
Up to 1,000 homes are proposed to be built at the site with community contribution benefits to be seen in education, highway and transport improvements as well as open space and leisure facilities.
The project will incorporate a mix of Persimmon Homes, Charles Church properties and Affordable Homes, with one and two bed apartments as well as two, three, four and five-bedroom homes available.
Construction at Persimmon @ Jubilee Gardens, named by St John's C Of E Primary School in Warminster to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, is set to begin later this year.
Pauline Fletcher, sales director for Persimmon Homes Wessex, said: “We are really pleased to confirm our plans for this development. It’s not just about building homes but creating an entire new community, which ultimately will have a positive impact on the local economy.
“Our first phase will consist of 145 new homes to be accessed off a new roundabout on Victoria Road, with future phases to be accessed off a spine road which will connect to an additional new roundabout access on Bath Road.
“Contributions to education will also see the construction of a new primary school delivered by Wiltshire Council, as well as areas of open space including a riverside park, equipped children’s play areas, sports pitches and changing rooms.
“Another important part of this development is the sustainable and green credentials it boasts, with a wide range of biodiversity enhancements such as a dedicated ecology area, the retention of existing key hedgerow corridors, new tree planting and allotments for residents.
A significant financial donation will be made by Persimmon Homes to the Wiltshire Community Infrastructure Levy, to enable the Local Authority to deliver the specific additional infrastructure needed in the area.
Pauline added: “Our Agreement with Wiltshire Council will also see improvements towards bus services connecting the scheme with the town centre, improvements to the local highway network, health care in Warminster and enhancements to public rights of way.
“Our plans include homes to suit a range of buyers, from those looking to get onto the property ladder for the first time to families seeking more space, and our Affordable Homes have also been designed to meet local needs including adaptations for older and less mobile people.
“We hope to commence work on site later in the year.”
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