50 years ago
SALISBURY, 9 November 1968. — A plan for residential development in Belvedere South involving the eventual investment of more than £1 million is expected to be approved by Salisbury City Council next week.
The Council’s estates committee will submit a layout for 243 stands and recommend that, initially, 91 of them shall be sold to Arundel Trading and Development Company (Pvt) Ltd.
The company will pay £700 per stand and a minimum building value of £4 000 will be imposed on them. When the remaining 152 stands have been sold and houses erected the property involved in the scheme will be worth more than £1 million.
The committee has also recommended that an additional 25 acre on the Southern Commonage at Graniteside should be added to the 170 acres reserved for a national zoological garden.
The land will be held for the Zoological Society of Rhodesia for two years while it negotiates with the Government for support for the zoo.