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Application submitted for Trowbridge 2,500-home urban extension

Published: Friday, 29th May 2015

An outline planning application has been submitted to Wiltshire Council by Ashton Park Trowbridge and Persimmon Homes for a mixed-use urban extension including 2,500 homes in south-east Trowbridge.

The Ashton Park Urban Extension application, which also includes proposals for the Yarnbrook and West Ashton Relief Road, is supported by a master plan which was the subject of consultation with the local community in 2013/2014 while the Wiltshire core strategy was at an advanced stage of preparation.

The core strategy was adopted in January and the council secured government funding to contribute to the costs of the road.

Ashton Park is a key strategic allocation in the core strategy and is fundamental to delivering the council’s housing and employment requirements over the next 10 years.

The application provides for 2,500 new homes and 15 hectares of employment and retail activity, including a business park and two local centres.

Sites for a new secondary school and two primary schools are among the community facilities proposed. The proposals include an extensive network of open spaces linking to the Peoples Park and town centre.

A spokesman for the developers said: “We look forward to working with the council and interested parties to secure an early planning permission so that the development can come forward in a planned manner and generate further investment into Trowbridge as well as improving the strategic highway network along the A350.”


Roger Milne