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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.

Tannery Planning Application

Wiltshire Council has circulated the Tannery planning application for consultation. The deadline for comments is 1 April 2016. Residents with property adjacent to or close to the proposed development should have received notification from Wiltshire Council. The application documentation is very large but may be viewed on the Wiltshire Council website.  To do this, go to the planning section then follow links for search applications and use the number 16/01306 to access the application.  All of the supporting documentation can be viewed/downloaded.  A copy of the Desisign and Access Statement is available here.

Dawes Pond

The Parish Council recently appealed for sponsors to help towards the cost of restoring Dawes Pond to an amenity that the village can be proud of.  The Council has received a very generous offer from Mr Nick Kirkham of Glove Factory Studios to pay £3750 towards the cost. The Parish Council decided at its last meeting to go ahead with the project, funding the balance of the cost from the Village Development Fund.  A contractor has been selected and the work will be carried out late August/September this year. The delay is in order to cause the minimum disruption to wildlife. The project will re-shape the pond to include a shallow margin area all round for safety.  A buried butyl rubber liner will ensure that there are no leaks and a pump will be installed to top up the level of the pond from the brook. The whole area will be grassed and works to some of the trees will be undertaken. Some new planting of evergreens at the rear of the pond will be made.

Wiltshire Council offer Holt Neighbourhood Plan for Consultation

I a major step forward, the Holt Neighbourhood Plan has entered its final consutation stage.  Details of the consultation may be found at http://consult.wiltshire.gov.uk/portal/spatial_planning/np/holt_np/holt_neighbourhood_plan.  Following this consultation, the comments received will be passed to an independent examiner, to be appointed by Wiltshire Council, who will consider the representations and determine if the plan should be put to a community referendum.  The consultation ends on 28 October 2015.