Thrings, Solicitors, are holding an exhibition re proposals for a residential development at Manor Farm, Holt on Monday 26th October 2015 between 3.00pm and 7.00pm at the URC Hall.
The Parish Council does not have a formal view on this proposal: it will be considered once a planning application has been received,
The Parish Council and the neighbourhood Plan team have posted representations to the Planning Inspector with reference to the Gladman appeal. The representations may be viewed here – Holt Parish Council Representation to the Planning Inspector and here Holt Neighbourhood Plan response to Appeal
Gladman Developments Ltd lodged appeal reference APP/Y3940/W/15/3063775 on 10 July against Wiltshire Council’s refusal of outline planning permission for up to 98 dwellings on land south of Melksham Road Holt.
The Parish Council has recently been approached by a Landhold Capital Ltd who have purchased 2 fields to the east of Leigh Road. A map, their proposal and the PC response can be found here.
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.
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.
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: