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Proposed highway works in Holt

Wiltshire Council contractors will be working in Holt from the 16 March for up to 10 working days.  The footway alongside the Brook opposite the Village Hall will be resurfaced.  This will involve the closure of the west entrance to The Midlands for 2/3 days.  A diversion will be in place using the east entrance.  Access to the Village Hall car park will be permitted.  The footway alongside the Recreation Ground from Ground Corner to opposite the URC entrance will be reconstructed.  This will involve a suspension of parking on that length of the street with 2 way light control.

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.

Work starts on Dawes Pond

Work has started today on Dawes Pond.  By early next week the pond will be re-modeled to include a shallow safety area around the side and a buried neoprene lining .  There will also be an electric pump to top up the water from the brook.  The work is being paid for from the Parish Council village amenity fund and a generous donation from Nick and Alix Kirkham of Glove Factory Studios.