Plans for over 70 homes on the edge of a Wiltshire village have moved closer after the site was bought by developers.

Vistry Group, which builds Bovis properties, has purchased the site on the northern edge of Hullavington, between Malmesbury and the M4.

The 5.57-acre area of land, located off The Street, already has planning permission for 71 new homes, including a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties.

The development of the greenfield site will also involve areas of public open space, a play area, and land for the extension of the neighbouring primary school.

Rachael Humphreys, the regional land director at Vistry Bristol North East, hopes detailed planning permission can be secured in 2024.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Designs for the new homesDesigns for the new homes (Image: Vistry Group)

She said: “We’re delighted to secure this fantastic development site, where we will deliver 71 well-designed homes under the Bovis brand.

“We will work with the local authority and hope to achieve a detailed planning permission this year – starting on site in early 2025.”

Mrs Humphreys believes Hullavington, just a few miles from the M4, is an ideal development site.

She added: “We’re always looking for good places to build and the development site will provide high quality homes in a strong location.

“Vistry has land in Bath, Paulton, Westbury, Lyneham, Chippenham, Devizes, and Wanborough, so Hullavington will be a great addition.”