The Avenue, Wilton SP2

The Avenue, Wilton SP2

Development opportunity situated to the north of a popular Wiltshire settlement. Circa 23.5 acres, Well screened, good transport link nearby, suitable for redevelopment (STP)

Wilton is a popular settlement, home of the spectacular Grade 1 listed Wilton House and located approximately 3 miles west of central Salisbury.

It is well located for transport links to include the A36, A360 & A303 and Salisbury mainline railway station is within 3.5 miles. There are also proposals to reopen Wilton Junction railway station at the nearby Wilton Park & Ride, circa 1/2 mile from the site.

Wilton provides a range of local and day to day facilities to include primary school, a small shopping complex, Co-op & Post Office, public houses, café’s and a range of independent shops. A wider range of facilities to include shopping and additional education establishments can be found in nearby Salisbury .

Pit Folly and The Lodge are residential properties set on the northern fringes of Wilton and are situated to the east of The Avenue.

The potential development area comprises the aforementioned properties, together with a separate annexe apartment adjoining Pit Folly. An additional extension was consented in 2010 but has not been built.

Grounds extend to some 23.5 acres / 9.5ha and are broadly level with a gently slope towards the southern boundary.

The property is well screened to all boundaries with limited visibility in or out of the site and is therefore private by its nature.

The southern boundary adjoins land owned by the MOD, beyond which lies a recent Redrow scheme. The north and east adjoin open or agricultural land whilst Persimmon’s 1250 unit scheme lies further to the North.

There are currently two restrictions on Title.

A 15 year overage agreement from 2008 which expires in late 2023 and a restrictive covenant in favour of The Wilton Estate detailed as below:

“That no building or other erection shall be erected on any part of the lands hereby conveyed until plans thereof shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by Lord Herbert or his sequels in title as aforesaid or his or their Agent”

We have held initial conversations with Wilton Estate regarding the above and they have confirmed that, in principle, they will consider removal of the restriction, taking into account the merit of any proposal at the time.

We have also explored the possibility of granting us access across their land to the East to connect with the S106 consented footpath between Fugglestone Red and Wilton and again, in principle this is acceptable to them.

A development partner is sought and all proposals will be considered on their merit. The vendors are not obliged to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

The freehold of the land is in sole ownership of our clients.
Title numbers WT149778 & WT314687

The land at Pit Folly lies in the third tier Local Service Centre of Wilton, as defined in Wiltshire’s 2015 Adopted Core Strategy. It is a large village that serves a rural hinterland and possesses a level of facilities and services that provide the best opportunities outside of the market towns for greater self containment. 

Whilst Pit Folly is not allocated for development in the Adopted Core Strategy, land to the south at the former UK Land Forces Headquarters Erskine Barracks is allocated for 450 dwellings and 3 hectares employment. Redrow Homes have constructed the residential element of the allocation and the employment is currently under construction.

Land to the north of Pit Folly is allocated for 1,250 dwellings, 8 hectares of employment and community facilities of which Persimmon Homes are currently developing.
Wiltshire have recently instigated the review of the development plan and a consultation on the initial stage (Regulation 18) ended on the 9th March 2021. 

Under the Adopted Core Strategy Wilton’s housing requirement was grouped with Salisbury’s however, in the recent consultation Local Plan Review document, Wilton is proposed to be considered as a separate community area and will no longer shoulder the strategic housing requirement of Salisbury. 

A Regulation 19 consultation is scheduled for Quarter 4 of 2021 with adoption of the updated Local Plan anticipated in Quarter 2 of 2023. 

Wiltshire’s December 2020 Housing Land Supply Statement, which has a base date of April 2019, indicates that the Council could only demonstrate 4.56 years deliverable supply of housing land.

The selected party will be obliged to cover our clients legal and professional fees up to £25,000 plus VAT.

Copies of the following are available on request:

Title documentation;

Fugglestone Red S106 footpath drawing;

Overage documentation

There are no mains connections other than electrics to Pit Folly or the Lodge.
The properties are otherwise currently serviced by Oil, a Water bore hole and septic tanks.

Bids to be received by Noon by


Steve Morris
Tel: 0117 363 5696
M: 07554 459 556

Alice Williams
Tel: 0117 403 9984
M: 07917 211 253
St Catherine's Court, Berkeley Place, Bristol BS8 1BQ

Key Property Details
Stand Alone Site Village Medium Term Land Strategic Land
Plot Range
21 to 50 Plots 51 to 200 Plots
New Build Conversion Conversion + New Build Subject to Planning Houses + Apartments
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