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Calne councillors oppose plan for 125 homes
Calne town councillors and residents have spoken out against plans to build 125 homes in the town.
The plans for land south of Abberd Lane have been submitted by developer Robert Hitchins Limited following a public consultation in March.
The company hopes to get planning permission for a 6.7-hectare site close to another development, which it won the go-ahead to build on after a High Court battle in 2010.
This development, known as The Oaks and Steeplechase, is now being built by Redrow and Persimmon.
Calne town councillors, who fought against planning permission for the Redrow and Persimmon site in 2010, have also objected to these plans.
Town councillor Alan Hill said: “The core strategy states that the local infrastructure has been neglected in the past and further development should not take place until the deficiencies have been addressed, which has not yet happened.
“The core strategy also states that the acceptable development should be carefully phased throughout the period.”
Coun Howard Marshall said: “As a local councillor I will be listening to my electorate and opposing it.”
Nearby resident Sally Woolacott, of Hercules Road, said: “Sand Pit Road is the only access route and is already a busy road. We feel that there would be safety issues together with noise pollution.”
A statement prepared on behalf of Robert Hitchens said there was a housing supply shortfall in North Wiltshire.
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