Residents appear to have won their battle with developers over a housing scheme in Sherston.

Villagers gave their blessing to proposals for eight houses, including six social homes, at Easton Square.

But they were alarmed after surveying work revealed that six of the new properties would be on ground raised three or four feet above their own homes.

They feared it would result in a “potentially major loss of privacy” with new houses over-looking their gardens.

During the past few weeks there have been talks involving residents, developers GreenSquare and Wiltshire Council, which originally gave permission for the scheme but later ordered that work should stop following complaints from neighbours.

Residents say that a revised scheme appears to revert the original plans with the ground levels of the new homes having been reduced.

The residents have now issued a statement saying: “We look forward to the new levels as outlined being achieved and will monitor the site accordingly.”