Persimmon Homes gets green light for 95 homes at Chippenham brownfield site
Once fully purchased, the Oak Hill Rise development will replace the former station of Wiltshire Ambulance Service, which was decommissioned and mothballed after staff relocated to Bath Road industrial estate.
The development will deliver a range of energy efficient homes for first-time buyers, growing families and downsizers, including 26 for shared ownership and affordable housing.
All properties will be no-gas and instead powered by air source heat pumps, with EV charging points throughout the site.
Plans also include publicly accessible green space, bird and bat boxes, a new pedestrian and cycle connection.
Julian Roper, MD of Persimmon Homes Wessex, said: “Persimmon is delighted to have secured planning permission from Wiltshire Council.
“This exciting scheme will see us build homes with quality our customers can rely on at a price they can afford.
“As part of our mission to leave a positive and lasting legacy, we’ll also be delivering active travel links, biodiversity enhancements, and contribute over £1 million towards infrastructure improvements in Chippenham.
“The project team at Persimmon has worked proactively with local authority officers and other stakeholders to develop a high-quality scheme which works for the site’s unique potential and challenges, and we look forward to delivering on the vision we’ve built together.”