Friday, 23 March 2012 09:05

Second housing estate plan thrown out at Malmesbury Featured

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CONTROVERSIAL plans for a 180-home estate on the edge of Malmesbury have been refused just days after a government inspector gave the town a vital chance to come up with its own blueprint for the future.

Gleeson Strategic Land’s application for land at Filands was turned down by a planning officer under delegated powers.

Wiltshire Councillor Simon Killane welcomed the decision, but warned: "We have been given a window of opportunity. We cannot rest on our laurels."

Under the county’s core strategy Malmesbury has to find space for around 270 more homes, including sheltered housing at Burnham House, and the task would fall to the neighbourhood planning steering group.

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