Gaiger Brothers promoted the site for residential development through the Neighbourhood Planning process for West Lavington and Littleton Panell before securing an outline planning consent for 50 dwellings, with a high level of community involvement throughout. This ultimately resulted in this site being selected as the single preferred housing site to serve this Large Village, which benefits from a good range of facilities and services including primary and secondary schools which are within an easy walk of the site.
During the Neighbourhood Plan consultation process, it became clear that there was broad understanding amongst the community about the positive impacts that new development can have on the village including;
▪ the type of housing needed for the village: a good proportion of affordable, accessible and small to medium sized family homes
▪ increasing village numbers to help support the village’s facilities including Dauntsey Academy Primary School, the village shop, doctor’s surgery and public house
▪ additional monies secured through Community Infrastructure Levy: 25% of the CIL monies would come directly back to the parish
▪ reduced traffic congestion by creating a new access to the neighbouring primary school and a dedicated school car park/ drop off facility
After securing outline planning consent in September 2021, the site was sold to Hayfield Homes in 2022.