This scheme was a proposal for the redevelopment of an industrial site with a mix of 60 new, well designed and sustainable dwellings. The site had an open but well screened setting and is within the urban area of Salisbury. It was close to services and facilities and surrounded by amenity land. It lies adjacent to the Stratford sub Castle Conservation Area and is a short distance to the south of the Old Sarum Scheduled Ancient Monument. The existing site contained a number of separate industrial buildings, many of which were showing their age. The local road network and surrounding housing developments meant that continuing the industrial uses on site was a less neighbourly option, and so repairing the buildings was not a commercially viable option in the longer term.
The scheme addressed a wide range of issues including heritage, traffic, planting, visual impact, ecology, flood risk, drainage and telecommunications. It also looked to address a number of top policy priorities including:
- Assisting with economic development by enabling business relocation.
- Delivering a mix of new housing to help meet local needs.
- Delivering a highly sustainable form of development with new dwellings that are intended to be carbon neutral – Code 5 / Code 6.
- Truly innovative and high quality design.