Detailed plans for 50 zero carbon homes have been approved by Wiltshire Council.

Luxury housebuilder Hayfield was given approval for the £21 million development on a 3.22-hectare site in the village of West Lavington on the outskirts of Devizes.

The scheme, Hayfield Rise, is off Lavington Lane on the northern edge of Salisbury Plain.

It will include bungalows, maisonettes and two, three, four and five-bedroom executive houses. The scheme will also incorporate 20 drop-off places for Dauntsey Academy Primary School.

Andy Morris, managing director of Hayfield, said: “We are thrilled to have received the green light from Wiltshire Council for our detailed plans for Hayfield Rise.

“We will now be able to make preparations to start on site and look forward to delivering a range of highly sustainable new houses and bungalows, together with considerable environmental enhancements.

“As a reflection of the desirability and popularity of this area with aspirational purchasers, this scheme will become one of Hayfield’s most luxurious new developments.” 

The homes feature air source heat pumps, energy-efficient underfloor heating and electric vehicle fast-charging points and will use 100 per cent renewable energy and have ultra-fast broadband.

Cllr Julia Ford, chair of West Lavington Parish Council, said: “The Hayfield Rise site was allocated within our Neighbourhood Plan, which was produced in consultation with local residents.

“We have worked closely with Gaiger Properties Limited – the previous landowner – and Hayfield over these plans for 50 new homes and are pleased to see that the architectural style has been heavily influenced by traditional homes in the village.” 

Thirty per cent of the homes will be affordable.

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