Gaigers has published revised information regarding the proposed Lavington Lane development in the village.
Since the last consultation event pre-application discussions have taken place with Wiltshire Council who raised a number of issues that they felt needed addressing/amending. Much of the proposal however remains the same and we can confirm that;
- The vehicular access is still only from Lavington Lane.
- The school drop off point and car park remain as previously proposed.
- The amount of affordable housing remains at 30%.
- The scheme is still predominantly small to medium family sized homes (72%).
- The proposal will include a good proportion of accessible properties for the less abled or flexible accommodation for downsizers – including 8 bungalows that back onto Eastfield.
- The large landscaping buffers to the east and north are as previously shown.
All previous comments on the proposal will still be reported within our Statement of Community Involvement, including those about the principle of the development and access issues, and as such they don’t need to be repeated. Comments should therefore focus on the changes to the internal layout of the proposed housing. Those key changes are as follows;
- Whilst there was strong support for the layout previously proposed, the council considered the central green area was too enclosed with too many houses backing onto it. The amended proposal shows a central green that is much more open and with all surrounding houses facing onto the green.
- The council wanted more multi-aspect dwellings (those that have active facades on the front and the side elevation) to allow for more architectural interest on corner plots. The new layout allows for these where required.
- It was felt that some of the pedestrian links through the site could be improved. The amended layout addresses that issue and also includes a further pedestrian/cycle access from Sandfield.
Overall the amended proposal maintains the key features that had a high level of support from the community at the time of the last consultation event and it is felt that the changes to the design and location of the central green area creates a better focus at the heart of the site.
You can read more on the Gaigers website: https://gaigerbros.co.uk/lavington-lane-developments