The workshop that housed an old Corsham haulier business is set to be demolished and replaced with new-build homes.

Wiltshire Council has approved a planning application that requested permission for the construction of six homes on the former depot site for GH Martin in Linleys, on Silver Street.

The road haulage firm was in business for 78 years before closing in 2012 when it went into liquidation.

Since then, the workshop and yard have been rented out for the purpose of maintaining and storing vehicles.

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The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: GH Martin was in business for 78 yearsGH Martin was in business for 78 years (Image: BBA Architects)
Plans submitted by Qdos Homes will now see the building demolished and replaced with six two-storey, four-bedroom properties.

The proposal stated: “The existing perimeter boundary hedges and trees are to be retained and together with the proposed gardens and landscape buffer offer the potential to enhance the site’s biodiversity.

“The dwellings’ layout and roof design aim to maximise site orientation through the use of photovoltaic panels to provide solar power generation which when combined with a highly insulated envelope and heat pump provide a sustainable home.”

According to the application, the homes will “rejuvenate” the former service yard and increase the housing offer for the surrounding area.