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Overview

Welcome to this community website supporting our proposals for the land to the east of the A345 and west of Old Sarum, Longhedge. In March 2014 outline planning permission was granted to develop this land to the east side of the A345 and to the west of Old Sarum with up to 673 dwellings, together with employment uses, a neighbourhood centre, a new primary school, more than 20 hectares of public open space and a new access.

Linden Homes and Bovis Homes have since brought forward a detailed masterplan for its development, which has set the design (including the layout of the development) the scale and appearance of the homes and landscaping within the site. We held a public exhibition at the Old Sarum Community Centre on 22nd May 2015 (3pm - 8pm) to display the emerging scheme, with members of the project team on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback.

Following this programme of consultation with the local community and stakeholders, Linden Homes and Bovis Homes submitted a reserved matters planning application to Wiltshire Council, which was approved in January 2016. The construction works are now underway and will come forward in two stages – highway works to construct a new roundabout access will be carried out as part of Stage 1 and the remainder of the development will come forward as Stage 2. Some documents associated with the construction phase can be downloaded in the Site section of this website.

More details regarding the overall development are available in the Layout section and various consultation materials can also be downloaded in the Events section.

Please contact us on the freephone number below if you require any further information.

Phone Number: 0800 298 7040

Postcode: SP4 6BS

Location

Go to Google Maps

Layout

The reserved matters proposals for the new homes and public open space are being developed in line with the parameters approved at outline stage.

Consequently, the plans include:

  • 673 new homes in total, including houses and flats which provide a range of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • 40% of homes designated as Affordable Housing
  • A generous level of allocated and visitor parking provision across the development, which exceeds policy aspirations
  • 20.68 hectares of open space in significant areas across the development, including informal areas, a sports pitch and local play areas
  • Significant green infrastructure throughout the development, including wide belts of planting and attractive walking/cycling routes
  • A ‘Sustainable Urban Drainage System’ (SUDS), utilising a network of swales within parts of the open space to provide suitable drainage for the new development

News

Work begins on development at Longhedge, Old Sarum

Work has started on constructing the access to an exciting new development of homes, community facilities and open space on land at Longhedge, Old Sarum by Linden Homes and Bovis Homes.

The construction works now underway will come forward in two stages – highway works to construct a new roundabout access will be carried out as part of Stage 1 and the remainder of the development will come forward as Stage 2.

The site set up for the Stage 1 highway works are already underway and the majority of works have been planned to take place ‘offline’ and within the site - meaning reduced disruption on the existing highway (A345). These works are expected to be completed in May 2016.

Both Bovis Homes and Linden Homes have held discussions with Wiltshire Council and Laverstock & Ford Parish Council to agree this staged approach and strategy for Stage 1. Further meetings will take place with Wiltshire Council and Laverstock & Ford Parish Council to discuss Stage 2.

Both Linden Homes and Bovis Homes are committed to communicating with the local community throughout this process and will be issuing regular public updates as construction progresses.

Linden Homes’ Planning Manager, Lydia Whittaker, commented:

“Now that we have received detailed planning permission, we are beginning the construction phases in earnest. As part of this process, we are committed to communicating with the community and issuing regular updates as building work progresses.

Julian Walker, Bovis Homes’ Planning Manager said:

“A lot of hard work has gone into developing these proposals and we’re excited that the time has now come to start delivering them for the local community. The scheme will respect the rural character of the area, while having a contemporary design and logical layout. We look forward to working with local residents as this new part of the community, with its much-needed new homes and facilities for all, takes shape.”

Further information is available by calling 0800 298 7040.

26/01/2016

Download Site layout showing Stage 1 construction area


Next phase of site access works to start at Longhe

Work is poised to start on the next phase of constructing the roundabout site access to an exciting new development of homes, community facilities and open space on land at Longhedge, Old Sarum by Linden Homes and Bovis Homes.

Phase 1 of the works comprised the part of the roundabout that sits within the development site and therefore these works were undertaken ‘offline’ - meaning that both lanes on the A345 remained open with traffic flows largely uninterrupted. These works are currently due to be completed by 18 March (today). The remaining works will come forward in two phases (Phases 2 and 3) and see the roundabout link to the A345.

Phase 2 works are due to commence on 21 March and are currently programmed to last 3 weeks. During this time, access along the A345 will need to be restricted while works are undertaken to tie the new road to the existing highway. It is at this point that traffic signals will be in place to enable the traffic to pass through the works on a single lane.

During Phase 3, traffic will be sent around the completed section of the roundabout whilst works are undertaken to construct the remaining part. Traffic signals will also be required during this phase to enable traffic to pass through the works on a single lane. This phase is due to commence on 11 April and are due to be completed by 13 May 2016.

These works follow an outline planning application approved by Wiltshire Council in March 2014 and a reserved matters application approved in January 2016, which included detailed proposals for a new roundabout access to the A345.

Both Bovis Homes and Linden Homes have held a number of meetings with Wiltshire Council and Laverstock & Ford Parish Council to discuss this staged approach and strategy and further meetings will also take place in this respect as the remaining phases of development come forward.

Both Linden Homes and Bovis Homes are committed to communicating with the local community throughout this process and will be issuing regular public updates as construction progresses.

18/03/2016


Events

Submission of the Reserved Matters

Following a programme of consultation with the local community and stakeholders, which included a public exhibition and discussions with Laverstock and Ford Parish Council, Linden Homes and Bovis Homes have now submitted a reserved matters planning application to Wiltshire Council.

A submission update newsletter, which was sent to all those who have expressed an interest in the proposals and provided their contact details, can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Download Submission Update Newsletter

07/08/2015


Public Exhibition

Linden Homes and Bovis Homes held a Public Exhibition of their initial plans for the site on Friday 22nd May 2015 at the Old Sarum Community Centre, Pheasant Drive, Old Sarum. 

We would like to thank all those who attended for taking the time to come and view the proposals, discuss them with our project team and provide valuable feedback.

If you were unable to attend this event, a copy of the display boards can be downloaded below.

Download Public Exhibition Display Boards

22/05/2015


The Team

Linden Homes

Linden Homes is the country’s fifth largest housebuilder. It is the housebuilding division of Galliford Try, one of the UK’s leading construction companies.

Linden Homes Western is based in Bristol and is one of 11 regional offices that operate right across England, from Cornwall to Northumberland.

With a reputation for bespoke and creative developments in prime locations, Linden Homes prides itself on its high quality of design. The company was awarded Housebuilder of the Year at the Ideal Home Show Blue Ribbon Awards 2014, for the second consecutive year. Linden Homes was also named Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year at the What House? Awards 2014.

Engaging with local communities is central to the work that we do. We understand that if we are to deliver houses that not only meet the aspirations of those who seek to live in them but also enhance the existing neighbourhood, then we need to talk to and engage with local people. 

By seeking out local knowledge and listening to local opinion, we are able to build a fuller picture. We can identify the wider benefits that development can bring to the existing community.

More information about Linden Homes can be found here.

 

Bovis Homes

Bovis Homes is one of the UK’s leading housebuilders with a proud reputation for the quality of its homes, high specification and dedicated customer service. The company was founded in London in 1885 by Charles William Bovis and has since expanded its operations across England and Wales, becoming a PLC in 1997 and members of the FTSE 250 and the FTSE4Good indices.

Consulting with individuals or groups who have an interest in what Bovis Homes do is a key part of the way they work.

More information about Bovis Homes can be found here.

The Site

 

In March 2014 outline planning permission was granted to develop this land with up to 673 dwellings, together with employment uses, a neighbourhood centre, a new primary school, public open space and a new access. The permission agreed the principle and parameters for the development, along with detailed approval of the access from the A345.

Linden Homes and Bovis Homes then entered into an agreement to bring forward proposals for the delivery of the new homes and public open space on the site. The employment land and neighbourhood centre are being brought forward by Catesby Property Group, who obtained the overall planning permission.

Further approval of the reserved matters needed to be obtained from Wiltshire Council before any construction work can begin on-site. These reserved matters include the layout of buildings and green spaces, the scale and appearance of the homes and treatment of roads and landscaped areas within the site. The draft plans and drawings have been developed in consultation with Wiltshire Council Officers and Laverstock and Ford Parish Council.

Construction

Following the approval of the reserved matters proposals in January 2016, construction work is now commencing on-site. 

The construction works will come forward in two stages – highway works to construct a new roundabout access will be carried out as part of Stage 1 and the remainder of the development will come forward as Stage 2.

The site set up for the Stage 1 highway works are already underway and the majority of works have been planned to take place ‘offline’ and within the site - meaning reduced disruption on the existing highway (A345). These works are expected to be completed in May 2016.

Both Bovis Homes and Linden Homes have held discussions with Wiltshire Council and Laverstock & Ford Parish Council to agree this staged approach and strategy for Stage 1. Further meetings will take place with Wiltshire Council and Laverstock & Ford Parish Council to discuss Stage 2.

Some relevant site plans and construction documents can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Site layout showing residential areas to be constructed by Linden Homes and Bovis Homes ('whitewash' shows the employment areas and the land to be set aside for a new primary school)

Site layout with Stage 1 works area highlighted

Construction management plan

New roundabout layout (with traffic signals)

 

Benefits

The scheme would deliver a range of benefits to the local community, including:

  • Much-needed affordable housing in the area
  • The potential to generate up to £5.8million contributions to Wiltshire Council over six years through the government’s New Homes Bonus scheme*
  • Extensive open space areas across the site, including play facilities and sports pitches
  • A new primary school to be provided alongside the construction of new homes on-site
  • Creation of approximately 1,000 jobs on-site during the scheme’s construction**, coupled with opportunities for those seeking apprenticeships in the industry
  • Energy-efficient new homes, built to the latest standards, helping to reduce the cost of utility bills
  • A Section 106 package of contributions to education, health and infrastructure to be discussed and agreed with officers

*Calculated using the Department for Communities and Local Government’s ‘New Homes Bonus Calculator’

**Professor Michael Ball, The Labour Needs of Extra Housing Output, Reading University (2005)

Next Steps

Following the approval of Linden Homes' and Bovis Homes' reserved matters application in January 2016, construction of the development is now underway. 

The construction works will come forward in two stages – highway works to construct a new roundabout access will be carried out as part of Stage 1 and the remainder of the development will come forward as Stage 2.

More information regarding these phases and the timetable for construction is available within the News section of this website, but if you have any further questions, please call our freephone information line: 0800 298 7040.

 

Welcome to this community website supporting our proposals for the land to the east of the A345 and west of Old Sarum, Longhedge. In March 2014 outline planning permission was granted to develop this land to the east side of the A345 and to the west of Old Sarum with up to 673 dwellings, together with employment uses, a neighbourhood centre, a new primary school, more than 20 hectares of public open space and a new access.

Linden Homes and Bovis Homes have since brought forward a detailed masterplan for its development, which has set the design (including the layout of the development) the scale and appearance of the homes and landscaping within the site. We held a public exhibition at the Old Sarum Community Centre on 22nd May 2015 (3pm - 8pm) to display the emerging scheme, with members of the project team on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback.

Following this programme of consultation with the local community and stakeholders, Linden Homes and Bovis Homes submitted a reserved matters planning application to Wiltshire Council, which was approved in January 2016. The construction works are now underway and will come forward in two stages – highway works to construct a new roundabout access will be carried out as part of Stage 1 and the remainder of the development will come forward as Stage 2. Some documents associated with the construction phase can be downloaded in the Site section of this website.

More details regarding the overall development are available in the Layout section and various consultation materials can also be downloaded in the Events section.

Please contact us on the freephone number below if you require any further information.

Phone Number: 0800 298 7040

Postcode: SP4 6BS

Go to Google Maps

The reserved matters proposals for the new homes and public open space are being developed in line with the parameters approved at outline stage.

Consequently, the plans include:

  • 673 new homes in total, including houses and flats which provide a range of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes
  • 40% of homes designated as Affordable Housing
  • A generous level of allocated and visitor parking provision across the development, which exceeds policy aspirations
  • 20.68 hectares of open space in significant areas across the development, including informal areas, a sports pitch and local play areas
  • Significant green infrastructure throughout the development, including wide belts of planting and attractive walking/cycling routes
  • A ‘Sustainable Urban Drainage System’ (SUDS), utilising a network of swales within parts of the open space to provide suitable drainage for the new development

Work begins on development at Longhedge, Old Sarum

Work has started on constructing the access to an exciting new development of homes, community facilities and open space on land at Longhedge, Old Sarum by Linden Homes and Bovis Homes.

The construction works now underway will come forward in two stages – highway works to construct a new roundabout access will be carried out as part of Stage 1 and the remainder of the development will come forward as Stage 2.

The site set up for the Stage 1 highway works are already underway and the majority of works have been planned to take place ‘offline’ and within the site - meaning reduced disruption on the existing highway (A345). These works are expected to be completed in May 2016.

Both Bovis Homes and Linden Homes have held discussions with Wiltshire Council and Laverstock & Ford Parish Council to agree this staged approach and strategy for Stage 1. Further meetings will take place with Wiltshire Council and Laverstock & Ford Parish Council to discuss Stage 2.

Both Linden Homes and Bovis Homes are committed to communicating with the local community throughout this process and will be issuing regular public updates as construction progresses.

Linden Homes’ Planning Manager, Lydia Whittaker, commented:

“Now that we have received detailed planning permission, we are beginning the construction phases in earnest. As part of this process, we are committed to communicating with the community and issuing regular updates as building work progresses.

Julian Walker, Bovis Homes’ Planning Manager said:

“A lot of hard work has gone into developing these proposals and we’re excited that the time has now come to start delivering them for the local community. The scheme will respect the rural character of the area, while having a contemporary design and logical layout. We look forward to working with local residents as this new part of the community, with its much-needed new homes and facilities for all, takes shape.”

Further information is available by calling 0800 298 7040.

26/01/2016

Download Site layout showing Stage 1 construction area


Next phase of site access works to start at Longhe

Work is poised to start on the next phase of constructing the roundabout site access to an exciting new development of homes, community facilities and open space on land at Longhedge, Old Sarum by Linden Homes and Bovis Homes.

Phase 1 of the works comprised the part of the roundabout that sits within the development site and therefore these works were undertaken ‘offline’ - meaning that both lanes on the A345 remained open with traffic flows largely uninterrupted. These works are currently due to be completed by 18 March (today). The remaining works will come forward in two phases (Phases 2 and 3) and see the roundabout link to the A345.

Phase 2 works are due to commence on 21 March and are currently programmed to last 3 weeks. During this time, access along the A345 will need to be restricted while works are undertaken to tie the new road to the existing highway. It is at this point that traffic signals will be in place to enable the traffic to pass through the works on a single lane.

During Phase 3, traffic will be sent around the completed section of the roundabout whilst works are undertaken to construct the remaining part. Traffic signals will also be required during this phase to enable traffic to pass through the works on a single lane. This phase is due to commence on 11 April and are due to be completed by 13 May 2016.

These works follow an outline planning application approved by Wiltshire Council in March 2014 and a reserved matters application approved in January 2016, which included detailed proposals for a new roundabout access to the A345.

Both Bovis Homes and Linden Homes have held a number of meetings with Wiltshire Council and Laverstock & Ford Parish Council to discuss this staged approach and strategy and further meetings will also take place in this respect as the remaining phases of development come forward.

Both Linden Homes and Bovis Homes are committed to communicating with the local community throughout this process and will be issuing regular public updates as construction progresses.

18/03/2016


Submission of the Reserved Matters

Following a programme of consultation with the local community and stakeholders, which included a public exhibition and discussions with Laverstock and Ford Parish Council, Linden Homes and Bovis Homes have now submitted a reserved matters planning application to Wiltshire Council.

A submission update newsletter, which was sent to all those who have expressed an interest in the proposals and provided their contact details, can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Download Submission Update Newsletter

07/08/2015


Public Exhibition

Linden Homes and Bovis Homes held a Public Exhibition of their initial plans for the site on Friday 22nd May 2015 at the Old Sarum Community Centre, Pheasant Drive, Old Sarum. 

We would like to thank all those who attended for taking the time to come and view the proposals, discuss them with our project team and provide valuable feedback.

If you were unable to attend this event, a copy of the display boards can be downloaded below.

Download Public Exhibition Display Boards

22/05/2015


Linden Homes

Linden Homes is the country’s fifth largest housebuilder. It is the housebuilding division of Galliford Try, one of the UK’s leading construction companies.

Linden Homes Western is based in Bristol and is one of 11 regional offices that operate right across England, from Cornwall to Northumberland.

With a reputation for bespoke and creative developments in prime locations, Linden Homes prides itself on its high quality of design. The company was awarded Housebuilder of the Year at the Ideal Home Show Blue Ribbon Awards 2014, for the second consecutive year. Linden Homes was also named Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year at the What House? Awards 2014.

Engaging with local communities is central to the work that we do. We understand that if we are to deliver houses that not only meet the aspirations of those who seek to live in them but also enhance the existing neighbourhood, then we need to talk to and engage with local people. 

By seeking out local knowledge and listening to local opinion, we are able to build a fuller picture. We can identify the wider benefits that development can bring to the existing community.

More information about Linden Homes can be found here.

 

Bovis Homes

Bovis Homes is one of the UK’s leading housebuilders with a proud reputation for the quality of its homes, high specification and dedicated customer service. The company was founded in London in 1885 by Charles William Bovis and has since expanded its operations across England and Wales, becoming a PLC in 1997 and members of the FTSE 250 and the FTSE4Good indices.

Consulting with individuals or groups who have an interest in what Bovis Homes do is a key part of the way they work.

More information about Bovis Homes can be found here.

 

In March 2014 outline planning permission was granted to develop this land with up to 673 dwellings, together with employment uses, a neighbourhood centre, a new primary school, public open space and a new access. The permission agreed the principle and parameters for the development, along with detailed approval of the access from the A345.

Linden Homes and Bovis Homes then entered into an agreement to bring forward proposals for the delivery of the new homes and public open space on the site. The employment land and neighbourhood centre are being brought forward by Catesby Property Group, who obtained the overall planning permission.

Further approval of the reserved matters needed to be obtained from Wiltshire Council before any construction work can begin on-site. These reserved matters include the layout of buildings and green spaces, the scale and appearance of the homes and treatment of roads and landscaped areas within the site. The draft plans and drawings have been developed in consultation with Wiltshire Council Officers and Laverstock and Ford Parish Council.

Construction

Following the approval of the reserved matters proposals in January 2016, construction work is now commencing on-site. 

The construction works will come forward in two stages – highway works to construct a new roundabout access will be carried out as part of Stage 1 and the remainder of the development will come forward as Stage 2.

The site set up for the Stage 1 highway works are already underway and the majority of works have been planned to take place ‘offline’ and within the site - meaning reduced disruption on the existing highway (A345). These works are expected to be completed in May 2016.

Both Bovis Homes and Linden Homes have held discussions with Wiltshire Council and Laverstock & Ford Parish Council to agree this staged approach and strategy for Stage 1. Further meetings will take place with Wiltshire Council and Laverstock & Ford Parish Council to discuss Stage 2.

Some relevant site plans and construction documents can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

Site layout showing residential areas to be constructed by Linden Homes and Bovis Homes ('whitewash' shows the employment areas and the land to be set aside for a new primary school)

Site layout with Stage 1 works area highlighted

Construction management plan

New roundabout layout (with traffic signals)

 

The scheme would deliver a range of benefits to the local community, including:

  • Much-needed affordable housing in the area
  • The potential to generate up to £5.8million contributions to Wiltshire Council over six years through the government’s New Homes Bonus scheme*
  • Extensive open space areas across the site, including play facilities and sports pitches
  • A new primary school to be provided alongside the construction of new homes on-site
  • Creation of approximately 1,000 jobs on-site during the scheme’s construction**, coupled with opportunities for those seeking apprenticeships in the industry
  • Energy-efficient new homes, built to the latest standards, helping to reduce the cost of utility bills
  • A Section 106 package of contributions to education, health and infrastructure to be discussed and agreed with officers

*Calculated using the Department for Communities and Local Government’s ‘New Homes Bonus Calculator’

**Professor Michael Ball, The Labour Needs of Extra Housing Output, Reading University (2005)

Following the approval of Linden Homes' and Bovis Homes' reserved matters application in January 2016, construction of the development is now underway. 

The construction works will come forward in two stages – highway works to construct a new roundabout access will be carried out as part of Stage 1 and the remainder of the development will come forward as Stage 2.

More information regarding these phases and the timetable for construction is available within the News section of this website, but if you have any further questions, please call our freephone information line: 0800 298 7040.