Plans to transform a former church into flats have been given the green light.

Ingenic Developments of Trowbridge applied to Wiltshire Council for a change of use application for the United Church on Church Street.

Planning officers granted permission to the developer for the bid which is a material variation of the consented 26 unit application.

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The earlier approved plans saw the church, and surroundings for 26 properties.

Trowbridge Town Council gave no objection to the plans; as there would be no adverse impact on the area.

Kez Garner of Invest In Trowbridge and Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce, said: “I have been following the planning application for the ex URC site in Church street with keen interest as it is a beautiful landmark site, well located in the Centre of Trowbridge.

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"If the development goes ahead it will create 29 homes within walking distance of local shops, amenities and the Station, reducing the need for car usage and boosting the local economy.

“I cannot think of a better way to maintain this and the surrounding stunning buildings in perpetuity. I wholeheartedly support this application.”