The proposed 100 home development on land adjacent to Great Parks remains with the Council planning department. Should the planning officer be minded to approve the proposal, it will be passed to the full planning committee for a decision at a public meeting. Eighty residents have written in opposition and the Council’s Spatial Planners and Drainage officers have come out strongly against. Our local MP, Duncan Hames, has written opposing the proposal. Our local councillor, Trevor Carbin, is clear in his opposition and believes that the proposal will be rejected.
The annual safety inspection of the playground found wood rot in the top beam of the climbing frame. This equipment has been put out of use until a new beam is fitted.
Update June 2015: We have agreed funding to replace the top beam and hope to have the equipment back in use very soon.
If you wish to comment to Wiltshire Council planners on the Gladman application please do so by 13 February to one of the following:
- by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting application ref 14/12109/OUT
- by filling in the Wiltshire Planning Comment Form
- in writing to Development Management, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN.
Full details of the application can be found at Wiltshire Planning Control
At its meeting on 22 January 2015 Holt Parish Council decided to oppose the application for 98 houses on the field adjacent to Little Parks.
The text of the objection made to Wiltshire Council is available here.
Our Wiltshire Councillor, Trevor Carbin, has “called in” the application which means that it will be heard in public by the planning committee.
The Parish Council has received a letter from Gladman Developments Limited notifying their intention to submit a planning application for the development of approximately 110 new houses on the field adjacent to Great Parks currently used by the Equestrian Centre.
Gladman have also written to about half of the households in the village canvassing their views on the proposal. It is important that villagers make their views known to the company and to the Parish Council via the Clerk as these will be considered as part of the planning process.
Full details and a comment form can be found on the company’s website: