Green light for 168 new homes in Warminster

By Nick Batten on 11 June, 2024

Officers at Wiltshire Council have approved the building of 168 new homes in Warminster.

Persimmon Homes Wessex was successful in its reserved matters planning application, meaning the developer can soon commence construction on a new phase at its Jubilee Gardens development. 

The 168-home phase includes a wide range of tenures for local people from 1-bed apartments to four-bed homes. 

55 of the new homes will also be transferred to a local housing association, helping alleviate pressure on the Council’s over 4,000-strong housing waiting list.

‘Phase P2’ of the development includes a large section of the spine road, surrounding public open space, sustainable urban drainage systems, cycle link and an area of floating wetland. 

Commenting on the approval, Persimmon Wessex Deputy Managing Director, Seb Spiller, said, “We are delighted to have secured planning permission from Wiltshire Council to deliver 168 new homes for local people at our existing Jubilee Gardens development.

“We are proud of the progress at Jubilee Gardens, which is creating a sustainable community for local families and are pleased to have the local authority’s support for our next phase of construction.

“This second phase will enhance the existing site by delivering new market homes for local people, while 55 properties will be transferred to a local housing association for social provision.

“We are determined to create a positive and lasting legacy in every area we build, and we are proud that our new development will continue to make the dream of homeownership a reality for local families.”

As part of the wider Jubilee Gardens development, Persimmon is investing millions of pounds in the local vicinity as the housebuilder delivers a sustainable community for local people. 

This will include land for a new primary school, significant areas of open space including a riverside park, equipped children’s play areas, two areas of sports pitches and associated changing rooms. 

A local centre, allotments, public art, employment land, improvements to public footpaths, new pedestrian and cycle routes, biodiversity enhancements and a dedicated ecology area will also be delivered at Jubilee Gardens. 

Significant financial contributions will also be made towards education provision, bus services connecting the scheme with the town centre, signal upgrades to improve vehicle movements in the town centre, health care in Warminster, and enhancements to local public rights of way.

A sizeable financial contribution is also being made available by the housebuilder to provide funding for local infrastructure priorities – the Victoria Road roundabout is now complete, and work has commenced on the access from Bath Road.

The five-star developer has also been active in the area recently with donations to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Warminster Riding Club as part of its Community Champions scheme, which sees £700,000 donated to good causes and much-valued organisations across Britain every year.