Purpose of this Consultation
Emery Planning have submitted a full planning application on behalf of Wainhomes (Severn Valley) Ltd for residential development on land at Brynards Hill.
The development team have worked to create a scheme which would provide a high-quality development comprising 61 homes, 24 of which (40%) which would meet an identified need for family and affordable housing.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be able to hold a face-to-face consultation event. Instead, this website provides details of the proposed development and seeks comments from the local community. This is an opportunity for you to see our proposal in advance of the formal consultation from the Council when the application is validated. You will be able to make comments to the Council at this stage but we would be pleased to have any comments from you now and during determination of the application. We are also recording any expressions of interest from those who may be interested in living at the proposed development.
The proposed site is located immediately to the west of the development (Woodshaw Meadows) which is under construction. That development is to the south of the Interface Business Park. The site forms a lower part of Brynards Hill and is a logical next phase of the ongoing residential development in this wider location that Wainhomes has and continues to develop over the last 10 years.
The site is to be accessed from an extension of Evening Star which is the main access road into Woodshaw Meadows. The site is immediately to the north of the railway. The site is undeveloped land sloping upwards from south to north. The site boundaries features trees and hedgerows which have been assessed and taken into account.
Being located adjacent to the settlement boundary of Royal Wootton Bassett, the site is well located in terms of accessibility to the town centre and schools. In particular, it is in close proximity to the Interface Business Park, which provides a range of employment opportunities. There is also a pub (Woodshaw Arms) and a supermarket (Tesco Express) in close proximity to the site. Open space would be provided on site.
At this stage, the proposals will comprise a full planning application for 61 homes. 40% of the homes (24 homes) will be affordable.
The proposed dwellings are a mix of 1-4 bedroom properties, including the provision of the affordable homes, in accordance with planning policy.
Vehicular access to the site is proposed to be taken from Woodshaw Meadows which is under construction. Pedestrian linkages would also be provided to the existing residential development and across to the country park towards the town centre.
The site offers a significant opportunity to deliver high quality, sustainable residential development within Royal Wootton Bassett.
The development team has prepared supporting technical documents to accompany the planning application and the final submission has been revised in line with the recommendations of these reports. The work commissioned to date includes:
- Design and Access Statement
- Noise Assessment
- Transport assessment
- Flood risk assessment and drainage strategy
- Ground conditions/contamination surveys
- Archaeological investigation
Benefits of the Development
The proposed development would result in a number of benefits. These would include:
- The provision of new family homes to meet the need within Royal Wootton Bassett including the provision of affordable homes.
- Planning contributions towards improvements in local facilities, in line with the Council’s requirements.
- As a result of an increase in footfall and spending for existing local businesses and the town centre.
- An upturn in the local economy through the creation of new employment opportunities during the construction phase.
- Ensuring there is sufficient housing to meet needs.
- Sustainable development in a highly accessible location.
- The provision of extensive green infrastructure, with existing hedgerows and trees on the boundaries of the site and throughout the development largely retained. Additional landscaping will be provided throughout. This would link into the current proposals for the country park.
Click here to see the Design and Access Statement