Delivering new homes, new school places and better sports and recreation facilities
What is proposed?

Coulston Estates is proposing to build circa 250-280 new family and affordable homes and a two-form entry primary school at Elm Grove, Trowbridge. The proposed development will offer a range of housing types, as well as help for first-time buyers with homes available to buy through the Government's Help to Buy Scheme.

The proposed development also includes plans to deliver enlarged and enhanced public sports and recreation facilities, replacing the underutilised and poorly drained facilities on the existing Elm Grove recreation ground, and informal open space to act as a wildlife corridor and buffer between existing and proposed homes.

Why here?

The land in question at Elm Grove in Trowbridge is proposed as a mixed-use allocation in Wiltshire Council's draft Housing Sites Allocation Plan. The proposed allocation is for circa 250 homes and new two form entry primary school. The proposal for a new primary school is driven by Wiltshire Council, who have identified an acute need in this part of Trowbridge to address current school places shortages as well as for planned future developments.

What stage are you at?

Coulston Estates Ltd is preparing an outline planning application to deliver a development in line with Wiltshire Council's allocation. In advance of finalising the application, we have been asking the local community for their input. A public exhibition of the proposals was held on 17 January 2019, and you can view and comment on the plans using the links below:

Download a copy of the exhibition display materials

Submit your feedback online


The proposals include:
  • Circa 250-280 new homes, 30% of which will be affordable homes
  • Help for young families to secure a new home near fantastic new facilities, with proposals to offer homes for sale via the Help to Buy Scheme
  • A site for a new two-form entry primary school to be delivered by Wiltshire Council in response to a growing shortage of primary places in Trowbridge
  • An enhanced and larger public sports and recreation space adjacent to the existing Elm Grove field, as well as landscaped wildlife corridors to provide a buffer between new and existing homes
  • A package of improvements to local infrastructure and community facilities to be agreed with the Wiltshire Council

How can I get involved?

A public exhibition of the plans was held at Holbrook School, near the site, on 17 January 2019. You can view the plans shown at the exhibition by clicking HERE.

Once you have viewed the plans shown at the public exhibition, you can comment by filling in a feedback form HERE.


Where is the site?

The site is located in the south east part of Trowbridge, south of Wiltshire Drive. The green line on the map below denotes the proposed planning application boundary.
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