The Planning Committee of Marlborough Town Council in their virtual ‘Zoom’ meeting last night (Monday 15 June) gave their approval and support to the revised applications (Full, and Listed Building Consent) to Sherbourne Developments’ proposals for the former St Peter’s School site.
Adjustments had been made since the previous applications, the number of car parking spaces in The Parade will now be maintained at the current level and the siting of the residential units have been moved slightly further away from the river.
“We should welcome this development” stated Cllr Nick Fogg, adding that it was a valuable scheme for Marlborough as he proposed a vote for ‘No Objection’.
Councillors did voice one concern – not one that the developers could include within their applications, but one that concerned the creation of dedicated parking for residents of Kennet Place and Town Mill.
Earlier in the meeting, Kennet Place resident Val Compton raised this issue in a question, asking if Councillors would support the introduction of parking permits for residents in this area.
Councillors were supportive of this initiative which will be for Wiltshire Council to approve and implement.
The applications will now go forward to Wiltshire Council for approval.