DEVON-based housing developers Waddeton Park have submitted outline plans for 180 homes on land south of Trowbridge at Southwick.

The Southwick Court site has been promoted through the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan and is now a draft allocation.

The scheme is for a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses with gardens, plus parking and landscaping, on 30 acres, with potential to extend the Southwick Country Park.

An agent's report from Savills on behalf of the developer said: “The site presents an excellent opportunity to provide a high-quality residential development in a sustainable location.

“This contemporary housing scheme will help Trowbridge meet local need and contribute to the delivery of housing across the district.”

Cllr Graham Hill, a member of Trowbridge Town Council's town development committee, has written to Wiltshire Council, pointing out a number of mistakes in the documents.

He said: “These matters are important factual errors which have material impact on the practicality and sustainability of the development as proposed and should be corrected.

"Due consideration cannot be given to the application at parish, town or county planning levels whilst these inaccuracies are permitted to remain.”

Consultation on the scheme expires on February 21, with a target date of April 15 for Wiltshire Council to make a decision.

Exeter-based Waddeton Park is also working on other schemes in Wiltshire, including Bradford on Avon; Church Lane, Rode; Saltersford Lane, Chippenham; and Woodrow Road, Melksham; as well as Midsomer Norton.