At Marlborough Town Council’s Planning Committee Meeting, held last night, October 5, the planning application for the George Lane Police Station site was accepted but with certain conditions.
Anne Schwodler, Headteacher at St. Mary’s School, raised the serious safe guarding issues connected with the buildings overlooking the school and pathways into the school.
Councillors also wanted to be reassured that the old police station light and brickwork would be incorporated into the new development. They also wanted to work with the developer in naming the new site.
The majority of councillors then voted to accept the planning proposal but subject to conditions. Firstly, the safe guarding issues must be addressed by providing frosted windows, screening or trees on the boundary with St Mary’s School. The school should be consulted.
The developers should explain how the old police station light and brickwork will be incorporated into the site. The developers should allow the Town Council to suggest names which reflect the history of the site.
These recommendations will be passed with the planning application to Wiltshire Council.
The proposed development comprises twenty-four new dwelling units. Two will be three-bed houses, whilst the rest are made up of flats – eight two-bed and fourteen one-bed, with significant parking space incorporated into the layout.
Full details of the proposed development can be viewed here.