WC has decided to undertake a public consultation on where future housing in the county could be located. This includes the Trowbridge area.
Please note that due to the current Covid lockdown councillors are not allowed to deliver any leaflets by hand.
The proposal for Hilperton could have a significant effect on land behind Marsh Road.
The consultation lasts until the 9th March.
The link to the consultation is https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-policy-local-plan-review-consultation or search ‘Wiltshire Council local plan consultation’ and that should take you to the home page. If you then look under ‘Consultation content’, the items relating to Hilperton can be found by clicking on ‘Planning for Trowbridge’.The parish council will be considering its response early in March, but the PC would urge everyone to respond to the consultation as an individual before the closing date.
There will be a formal public inquiry into the post-consultation plan and so, if WC does not remove the ‘Hilperton’ land from the document, there will be one more opportunity, at that stage, to get the plan re-drawn without the imposition of 2,000 houses on the village.
Please note that the captioned meeting is CANCELLED.
With the current Tier 3 restrictions it would, as I understand it, be within the law to hold the meeting, but it would not be within the ‘spirit’ of the regulations and I feel that the PC should be seen to set an example.
Any comments on the planning applications which would have been discussed should be lodged directly with Wiltshire Council as soon as possible. Please send a copy of your comment to either the clerk or chairman of the parish council.
It is still planned, subject to the Covid restriction then in place, to hold the full council meeting on the 19thJanuary.
Ernie Clark, Chairman.
The parish council has been asked for its comments on two ‘major’ planning applications.
In order not to encourage too many people into the village hall at the same time, the PC will consider the applications on two different dates.
20/09701 Barratt Developments – land east of Elizabeth Way. This application will be considered at the meeting on the evening of 15th December.
20/09998 Hilperton Developments – Church Farm, Church Street. This application will be considered at the meeting on the evening of 5th January 2021.
Please note that the principle of development at both sites has already been established by the Wiltshire Council HSAP, and the Hilperton Neighbourhood Development Plan. Therefore, it is the ‘details’ of the applications which will be considered at the meetings.
The following document has been released.
Conclusion of Audit
NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS in respect of ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 2020
Following the Notice of Public Rights published on our website last month, the expiry date for the exercise of public rights has been extended to Monday, 14th September
This takes into account August Bank Holiday Monday, which cannot be counted as a working day.
Clerk to Hilperton Parish Council
24th August, 2020
The April meeting of the council is NOT one of the three ‘statutory’ meetings shown in the Standing Orders. Therefore, under the current circumstances, there will be NO meeting in April.
Details of the May Annual Meeting, and the Parish Meeting, will be circulated as soon as it is known whether the government will pass legislation allowing the parish council to delay these.
A Hilperton Parish Council working party has met at Cllr. Boreham’s house to discuss a way forward during this crisis.
A ‘flyer’ is being printed which needs to be delivered to all houses in Hilperton Parish. We think that the scouts/cubs might be able to assist but are unsure.
If you are willing and able to deliver any flyers, or wish to know more details, please contact Gary on 07920 042838 If possible please let him know the time you have available and any restriction on where you can deliver. That way we should be able to work out the best way to utilise everyone
Have your say on your local Open Space.
Wiltshire Council needs your help with its latest Open Space Study Survey. Four years ago data was collected about the county’s open spaces and the important role they play in the community, but that data needs updating so results can help with Wiltshire Council’s new Green Infrastructure Strategy and Open Space Strategy.
Due to the problems Wiltshire Council is currently having with its IT, if you would like to take part please request a copy of the survey via the Contact page on this site, which you can then fill in and email to Wiltshire Council at the address provided on the form, or send by post to Wiltshire Council, Spatial Planning, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN.
The closing date to take part is 31st March, 2020.
If you wish to read about the subject, Natural England’s Green Infrastructure Guidance page has a downloadable PDF which describes green infrastructure. If you wish to see further information regarding Wiltshire Council’s current policies in the Wiltshire Core Strategy, please go to the Planning Policy Core Strategy web page.
Hilperton Parish Council accounts for year ending 31st March 2019 have been fully audited.
The document — Notice of Conclusion of Audit, Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the year ended 31st March, 2019 is available for download here.