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Persimmon Homes gets green light for 95 homes at Chippenham brownfield site

12 February 2024
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Wiltshire Council has granted planning approval to Persimmon Homes Wessex for 95 new homes on a brownfield site in Chippenham.

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.

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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.”

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Born and raised in Berkshire, Dan fell into journalism after completing his bachelor’s degree in English at UCL.

Writing for The Business Magazine and local Biz News sites has given him the opportunity to chat with all manner of small business owners and share their success stories with a wider audience.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys live music, board games and quiz shows, and is making a slow but persistent effort to learn Spanish.

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