Published: 3rd Dec 2019

Wiltshire Council has agreed to set aside funds to regenerate the Maltings and central car park area in Salisbury town centre. County councillors met last month (November 26) to approve an increase in its capital programme and develop its plans for joined-up development at the Maltings to realise the site’s potential. According to the council report, the site needs redevelopment to ‘boost Salisbury’s economy’ and respond to the ‘economic shocks’ that have impacted on the city in recent years. The council’s strategic planning committee has already endorsed the Maltings masterplan and granted permission for a first phase hotel, library and gym, whose delivery will unlock a second phase of development on Market Walk. Most of the site is owned freehold by the council, including the land on which the Maltings shopping centre sits. ‘It is a prime city centre location, but it feels cut off from the core of the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)