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Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting

Hilperton Parish Council will be holding an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday 7th November.

It will start at 6.00pm in the village hall lounge, NOT the main hall. The lounge can be accessed from the side of the building nearest to the playing field.

The main reason for the meeting is so that members of the public, and the parish council, can receive a presentation from, and ask questions of, a director of Charlcombe Homes regarding their amended plans for housing south of Devizes Road ‘adjacent’ to The Grange.

The original application was objected to by the parish council, refused by the local WC planning committee, and an appeal against the decision was dismissed. However, the High Court has now quashed the appeal decision and so a new Hearing will take place sometime in the future.

Meanwhile, the applicant has drastically amended plans which they seek public comment on.


The parish council will be holding a special meeting at the village hall in Whaddon Lane on Tuesday 5th September.

Please arrive for a prompt 7.30pm start.

The meeting is to enable the parish council to begin to formulate its response to the current WC consultation on future housing allocations for the area and the proposed settlement boundary for the village.  The views and opinions of residents are crucial to this.

Please note that there will be no maps available on the evening – you need to access them via the WC web site or by visiting County Hall

Grass Cutting

Late last year the parish council agreed to fund extra grass cutting throughout the parish.

idVerde quoted for the work which involved additional grass cutting at the churchyard, Lacock Gardens, Wyke Road (junction of Foxglove Drive and Towpath Road), Millards Close and Stourton Park.

The extra cuts have NOT been carried out and the parish council is investigating what has gone wrong.

Apologies for the unkempt appearance of these areas.