Site and Context
The Rawlings Green site comprises approximately 50 hectares of agricultural land located on the eastern side of Chippenham. Its boundaries are defined by the urban edge to the south, the railway line to the west, the River Avon to the east and existing field boundaries to the north. Rawlings Farmhouse, a Grade II listed building, is located on the site and forms part of a working farm yard. The ground generally slopes from west to east, towards the river.
Rawlings Green would provide 700 new high quality dwellings and offers the opportunity to create an attractive new neighbourhood that helps meet the growth aspirations of Chippenham and provides a mix of new housing for future generations. Central to its design is the sensitive treatment of the site’s existing landscape and heritage assets, and its social, physical and economic integration with surrounding areas. The development will help to deliver improved connectivity in the area and promote sustainable movement, whilst also providing plentiful high quality green space both within the development and along the bank of the River Avon. A new primary school, community facilities, local shops and retirement living will help foster a strong sense of community at the heart of the development, and combine with proposed employment development to offer the prospect of new jobs for the local area.
Outline application currently being considered by the Local Planning Authority.