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14th March 2017

Longleat plans get Council support

Longleatís plans for a 240-room hotel resort with a water park, conference facilities and an immersive animal experience were discussed by the Planning Advisory Committee on Monday. The hotel is to be located on land south and south east of Tascroft Court and north of Cannimore track. Geoffrey Wheating, speaking on behalf of Longleat, explained how the development would benefit the local community with the growth of local business providing more employment.
The hotel will be a standalone facility, with the animal experience being entirely separate from the safari park.
Councillors welcomed the proposals but did have concerns over the potential increase in traffic in Victoria Road, West Street and Vicarage Road. They supported the outline application unanimously but included comments to Wiltshire Council drawing attention to their concerns over the traffic issues.

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