New Plans for Holt Tannery Site

The site owners, J&T Beaven, are formulating a new regeneration proposal for the Tannery Site in partnership with the Glove Factory Studios and a new housing development partner, HAB Housing. This follows the expiry of a 5-year option with a previous land promoter, and the subsequent withdrawal of the 2016 outline planning application.
The new draft scheme for the site comprises: the comprehensive restoration of the existing heritage buildings (for offices, workshops and flexible multi-use space) which will be managed by the Glove Factory Studios; and circa 43 new homes with on-site car parking. A full planning application is being targeted for submission by the end of the year, with the aim of starting the development in Autumn 2018.
J&T Beaven, the Glove Factory Studios, and HAB Housing will be presenting their draft proposals to the community at an open ‘drop-in’ event that will take place onsite at the Tannery from 3:30pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday 17th October. Please do come along to see the potential of these beautiful existing buildings and to give your feedback.

Useful info in case of flooding

Flood equipment, comprising sand bags, flood warning road sign and high visibility vests are available, in a bunker in the village. Sand can also be found next to the bunker
This is for free use by residents in the case of a flood emergency.
The bunker is unlocked and is situated in the yard of Holt Superstore, against the end wall of the Village Hall.
Clearly the quantity of materials is limited and anyone using the equipment should advise the Parish Clerk in order that stocks can replenished.
All unused materials should be returned to the bunker.
There is a permanent menu for flooding on the left hand side of this website which will be updated as necessary.

Parish Council Elections

Twelve candidates have put their names forward  and there will, therefore, be an election on May 4th

PLEASE NOTE: To conform with the rules in Election Year the May meeting of the Parish Council will now be held on Thursday 18 May – the venue and time will remain the same

 

 

Cheaper rate for swimming at BOA Pool for 13-18 year olds

Swimming for £1.50 for 13-18 year olds
Young people from the Bradford On Avon community area can access the swimming pool at Bradford On Avon at the cheaper rate on Fridays 3.30pm – 5pm and Saturdays 2.15pm – 5pm starting February 20th 2017.
Bradford on Avon Area Board has funded the swimming pool to enable 13-18 year olds to swim at a cheaper rate for a period of time.
Turn up at the swimming pool at the designated time and sign in at reception.
Free Swimming is still accessible during half term and the summer holidays.

Holt Neighbourhood Plan update

Wiltshire Council have taken the decision pursuant to Section 38A(4) of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act, 2004, to ‘make’ the Holt Neighbourhood Plan. The Holt Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Wiltshire Council Development Plan and the policies in the Neighbourhood Plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land in the Holt Neighbourhood Area. A copy of the Holt Neighbourhood Plan and Wiltshire Council’s post-referendum Decision Statement will be available on Wiltshire Council’s website at: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planninganddevelopment/planningpolicy/neighbourhoodplanning/npneighbourhoodplanareas.htm

Paper copies of the Holt Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement will also be available at the following locations:
·        Wiltshire Council Offices at County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8JN
·        Bradford on Avon Library, Bridge Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1BY
There is now a 6 week period within which legal challenges may be made against the decision to ‘make’ the Neighbourhood Plan.