The controversial first phase of the Salisbury’s Maltings redevelopment was narrowly rejected today, June 19, by Tory controlled Wiltshire Council’s Strategic Planning Committee – by four votes to three, with one abstention because of the building’s design. The application was supported by Tory-controlled Salisbury City Council at its meeting earlier this month.

Developer Nuveen’s plan was to relocate the library to a new, purpose-built premises on Fisherton Street, alongside a new 86-room hotel and gym.

But a masterplan for The Maltings and Central Car Park, written after an extensive consultation with residents and local stakeholders, was approved by the committee. The masterplan will be taken into account when deciding future planning applications for the Maltings and Central Car Park site, and planning applications will be determined from the principles set out in the plan.

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