Category Archives: General

Election 2021

The parish council received 13 nominations for 13 vacant seats.  Accordingly, these people are all deemed ‘elected’ and no formal ballot will be held in May.

The parish council will not need to co-opt any members.

Extraordinary meeting 5th January 2021

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.

COVID Precautions – Planning applications

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.

Notice of Public Rights


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.

Marylyn Timms
Clerk to Hilperton Parish Council
24th August, 2020

April 2020 parish council meeting

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.

Wiltshire Council Open Space Survey

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.