Birds Marsh View

Hill Corner Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1DX


An Outline Planning application was submitted in 2012 to Wiltshire Council on Land at North Chippenham for up to 750 Dwellings, employment space, a Local Centre, a Primary School, a New Link Road & Public Open Space.

This application was approved in February 2016. The site is shared between Barratt/David Wilson Homes and Persimmon homes who will be developing the residential elements of the scheme.

Barratt Homes have begun selling on Phase 3 following Reserved Matters planning approval, comprising of a varied collection of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed dwellings on the open market. Click here to find out what homes we have available.

Phase 3 Site Plan

About the Site

The site comprises of approximately 48 hectares of existing greenfield made up of fields separated by existing hedgerows, and lies immediately adjacent to the existing urban area of Chippenham, directly to the north of Hill Corner Road.

Birds Marsh Wood, a County Wildlife and significant local landscape feature is located to the north of the site.

As agreed as part of the outline application the site will deliver 20% affordable housing to the area.

The scheme will provide a new link road to the North of Chippenham, as well as a key spine road leading through the proposed development and access points onto Hill Corner road.

A large amount of public open space will be provided, as well as a Local Equipped Area of Play (LEAP) and Neighbourhood Equipped Area of Play (NEAP). Existing hedgerows and trees will be retained through green corridors acting as a feature separating the residential land parcels.

The site will deliver a new primary school to the area as well as providing employment opportunities and a community/mixed use area.

Birds Marsh View Show Home
Birds Marsh View Dusk

Our Plans

The outline application for development was approved in February 2016, with subsequent Reserved Matters approvals following on from that allowing residential build. The site is shared between Barratt/David Wilson Homes and Persimmon homes who will be developing the residential elements of the scheme. The overall site wide masterplan for the site is displayed to the right.

A planning application for the balance parcel shall be submitted November/December 2020 and the local centre will go in for planning in Q1 2021. Plans and further updates on these applications shall appear here in due course.

Construction Update

    • Phase 2 was completed at the end of 2020
    • Phase 3B timber frame has now started
    • Phase 4 is due to start, after grounds works, in late Summer 2021
Customer Care

Customer Care Update

    • Work within customers’ homes can continue
    • Customer Care are currently accepting emails only, as staff are working remotely and not in the office, with a service level response time of 5 days
    • Subject fields in the email describing the query as ‘Emergency’ shall be picked up sooner
    • The out of hours contact details are still current

Sales Update

    • Our sales office will continue to offer an appointment-only service
    • Strict guidelines are in place as a result of Covid-19. Visitors are invited on an appointment only basis. Desks have been extended to allow for 2 metre distancing and there are protective screens on desks. All visitors to site must wear a mask, gloves and use hand sanitiser, all of which can be provided
    • Appointments can also be held through Zoom or WhatsApp
    • Viewing on site is restricted to after 4pm, when trades have left. There are no weekend viewings.
    • Viewings can be arranged virtually where sales personnel walk around the site/plots with a gimble attached to their phones, videoing the area. These can be in real time or pre-recorded and sent to customers.

Q – How close is the nearest railway station?

Chippenham railway station is 1.2 miles away


Q- How far to the nearest school?

St. Paul’s Primary School is a short walk away


Q – What else is being provided besides new homes?

The development is part of a wider community which will include new play areas, a local centre and primary school.