IMPROVEMENTS to a key route into Warminster town centre could depend on housing developments.

The town council’s town development committee is waiting for results of a metro count of traffic speeds and volumes in Silver Street before deciding what, if any, measures could be introduced.

It says any improvements could depend on progress on housing developments on the Western Urban Extension.

Committee chairman Cllr Paul Macfarlane said: “Silver Street is important as the western gateway to the town centre. It gives many visitors their first impression to the town.

"Substantial changes to the traffic management will require the sort of funding that comes with new housing.

“When this starts to come on stream then we will be asking Wiltshire Council to take a holistic approach to how it manages the traffic movements in this part of Warminster.”

Wiltshire Council is responsible for traffic management in Warminster, however, the town council can put forward its own suggestions.

The Warminster Town Plan, adopted in 2012, includes a set of policies for Silver Street.