Buying more land and property and funding for further development in The Maltings area, Salisbury, was given the green light by Wiltshire Council’s cabinet today, October 8.

The council’s objective is to regenerate the Maltings and Central Car Park site to improve residents and visitors’ amenities. The site has also attracted funding from the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) which has set aside £6.1 million of government Local Growth Funding towards the city centre site’s regeneration.

Wiltshire Council said it already had significant freehold landholdings in the area, and had been working closely with other landowners and stakeholders on a phased regeneration programme in line with the Local Plan and the recently-adopted Masterplan.

The hotel, library and gym in Fisherton Street was an important first phase of this wider programme. The second phase involved the potential redevelopment of Market Walk into a high-quality commercial link between the Market Place and the Cultural Quarter, a council statement said.

Council will now consider the recommendation at their meeting on November 26.

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