Wiltshire Council’s strategic planning committee have today rejected plans to build 320 homes, a Lidl supermarket, nursing home and ‘community hub’ on land at Marsh Farm after receiving over 550 letter opposed to the plans.
The application by Leda Properties, an Abingdon based development company, was rejected as it failed to meet the Wiltshire Core Strategy standards on affordable housing and education. Planning officers also expressed a dissatisfaction at the loss countryside. .
Whilst it remains to be seen if Leda Properties will return to the table with an appeal or a change to their original plans. One thing for sure is the residents of Royal Wootton Bassett will not give up this corner of green space without a fight.