Selwood Housing has secured planning permission to transform the disused former Margaret Stancomb school site in Trowbridge into affordable housing.

The town centre site has been derelict for over ten years, since the former school joined with Bellefield primary school.

Barry Hughes, Selwood Housing Group chief executive said, “As a local housing association based in Trowbridge, we’re delighted that our plans to develop this brownfield site have been well received.

"Our plans are to regenerate this site sympathetically, centered around the 19th century school building, which we will retain and convert into 3 shared ownership homes.

"We will also build a further 18 affordable homes on the site for both shared ownership and social rent.

"The shared ownership homes will help local families get on to the housing ladder."