COUNCILLORS from Trowbridge and its surrounding areas are urging locals to have their say on Wiltshire Council's latest housing plans.

The Housing Site Allocations Plan, which identifies sites for new homes across the county up until 2026, has been heavily criticised for choosing land that builds on green spaces.

The authority also came under fire because 700 of the 900 houses planned in north and west Wiltshire will be built in Trowbridge, at sites including Hilperton Gap, land between North Bradley and the White Horse Business Park and Southwick Court.

The draft plan has been made available for comment on the council's website and will run until September 22.

Now councillors are urging locals to go along to a public consultation today (July 26) at County Hall in the Atrium from midday to 7pm. 

Wiltshire Cllr Horace Prickett said: "I urge everyone to air their views and express their concerns about these developments.

"These are some of the biggest changes places like North Bradley, Southwick, Hilperton, Trowbridge and others have faced in many years.

"I do not want to see green spaces disappear and replaced by housing developments that will ruin the identity of these areas."