Outline planning permission has been granted to Bovis Homes to build more than 600 homes on the edge of Harnham.
Work on the location, off Netherhampton Road, is set to start next year and Bovis Homes will spend more than £13million in the local community, including on education, the Salisbury Transport Strategy, a new doctors’ surgery and local air quality projects.
A total of 40 per cent of the new homes will be affordable housing. A new two-form entry primary school will also be built as part of the development.
The development has met resistance locally, and the green light to build will anger many.
Salisbury City Councillor, Simon Jackson has previously raised concerns at the developments plans
“Why have the findings of the planning inspector not been published? Why is it being rushed? Why are objections being ignored?
“There are traffic problems, there is no realistic infrastructure plan. A fully-funded and designed plan is needed before a decision can be made. Detail is missing, funding is not secured,
“The implications for city could be dire, and Wiltshire Council will place its environmental credentials in serious doubt.”