Warminster Town Councillors have voted unanimously to object to plans to develop 84 new homes next to the Malaby Biogass bio-digester plant at Bore Hill Farm.

The developer L&G Modular Homes wants to build the 84 new and associated landscaping, access and drainage works at a 3.86-hectare site off the Deverill Road.

The site comprises part of an allocated site for housing development in the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Development Plan.

At their Planning Advisory Committee meeting on Monday (October 17) they listened to representations from local residents and a presentation from L&G Modular Homes.

Afterwards, the committee resolved to unanimously object to the development on grounds including odours, impact on badgers and other wildlife, visual impact on residents of Ludlow Close, impact on the River Wylye and site contamination.

They also say the site is clearly visible from the Deverill Road and the public right of way which divides the site from Ludlow Close, and that it will impact on the existing medical and educational services in Warminster, as well as road safety concerns relating to access on and off Deverill Road.

The planning application was first submitted on September 12. Wiltshire Council is due to make a decision by November 3.