Guy Colle, the owner, and his development team will be on hand at the Tannery between 4pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday 17 October. Please make an effort to attend and, if you wish, make your views heard. Event details are here.
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.
Trevor Carbin retained the Unitary Council seat for Holt and Staverton (Liberal Democrats) . The 11 Parish Councillors elected for Holt are listed on the Councillors page of this website .
Tenders are being invited for caretaking and grass cutting in Holt. Information may be found here.
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.
An update from the Parish Council may be found here.
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.
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.
The plans for the proposed Tannery development will be on show in the Village Hall from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 30 January 2016. The planning appliction will be submitted in the near future.