Category Archives: Planning

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.

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.

Wiltshire Council Refuse Development

Wiltshire council have refused permission for the housing development proposed by Gladman Ltd on land off the Melksham Road.  The key reasons for the refusal may be found in the Decision Notice.  The notice also states the following  “As the proposal is in clear conflict with the policies of the up to date development plan,
for the reasons set out above the applicant is advised that the Council believes that any appeal against this decision would have no reasonable prospect of succeeding.  Accordingly, the applicant is advised that if an appeal is submitted the Council will be making an application for a full award of its costs incurred in dealing with the appeal, based on substantive grounds.”  Detailed examination of the application is given in the Planning Officer’s Report.