Gladman Development

Gladman have appealed to the planning inspectorate against Wiltshire Council’s non-determination of their application. The Planning Inspector will hold a public meeting in June. Wiltshire Council have called a strategic planning committee meeting on Wednesday 22 March at 1030 in County Hall to determine their response had they still been the authority. The recommendation from the officer is that they object only on the technical matter of the need for a s106 agreement i.e. they have no other objection to the proposal being approved. The officer’s report may be downloaded by clicking here.

COuncillor vacancy

Do you want to make a difference in Holt…?
…….. then here is your opportunity – Holt Parish Council has a vacancy!
Why do it?
Because you can contribute something positive to your village.  You can make a difference by influencing decisions that affect our community.   Although Wiltshire Council provides most of the principal services (e.g. education and highways), parish councils, like Holt, can provide local services – from community centres to festivals, and allotments to playgrounds. The job of the parish council is to represent the interests of the whole community, whilst at the same time being seen to provide value for money.  Understanding and balancing the needs of different groups is an important part of the role of a councillor. 
What’s involved?
The council meets monthly (except August) – meetings are on the third Thursday of the month, at 7:30pm in the Village Hall – an agenda and any reading material is issued in advance.  For those who have the time, there are opportunities to be on smaller working groups, being involved with issues such as planning, finance, traffic or village facilities.
Am I the right sort of person?
Almost certainly – yes!  No special skills are needed.  Essentially you need to be open, honest and objective.  Diversity is important – we need men and women with differing backgrounds, interests, ages and attitudes.   Some people work with ideas, while others are very practical, and some prefer administration.  Holt Parish Council needs a range of skills to work as a team.

If you think you might be interested, but aren’t sure, please contact Georgina on 07375 934468 to talk it over or drop an email to

2023/24 Meeting dates

The meeting dates for 2023/24 are as follows:

April 20th
May 18th – Annual Council Meeting
June 15th
July 20th
September 21st
October 19th
November 16th
December 14th
January 18th
February 15th
March 21st

Annual Parish Meeting – TBC – there is a legal requirement to hold this meeting between 1st March and 1st June each year.

Improvements to the East Junction of the B3107 and the Midlands

We Need Your Help!

Holt Parish Council works hard on behalf of villagers to ensure Holt remains a fantastic
place to live and we deliver improvements as voted by the village in the Holt Neighborhood
Plan. One of the main issues raised by villagers is traffic safety and we were pleased to
secure Wiltshire Council Highways Substantive Scheme matched funding for
improvements to the east junction of the B3107 and the Midlands, which is now due for
completion during 2023.
The main objective is to make the junction safe for pedestrian access, given the current
footway is narrow, sloped, uneven and in poor state of repair; most pedestrians and all
wheelchair/pram/buggy users are forced onto the road, creating a hazard with vehicles.
Secondary objectives include: improving safety of vehicle access by reducing the speed
through slightly narrowing the road and restricting parking at the entrance; creation of a
20mph zone through the Midlands; improving the safety of the B3107 in the area of the
Midlands and Station Road junction by encouraging reduction in speed through a change
to the texture of the road surface (in the same way as has been completed at the west
junction); allowing more inclusive access to the village by those with mobility issues,
encouraging walking for general wellbeing and reduce traffic volume/emissions to enhance
the environment, through establishment of a useable footway.
We have received a preliminary design from Wiltshire Council which can be accessed via
this link. It principally shows the build-up and widening of the pavement, which requires
changes to parking restrictions and the application of additional double yellow lines to
ensure sufficient room for traffic and to improve safety. We recognize that this may be
inconvenient to some residents and add pressure to the remaining on-street parking,
which is a premium in Holt, but the Parish Council believes there will be significant benefit
overall. Wiltshire Council are currently consulting on these parking restrictions, which can
be accessed via this link.
We would ask for as many residents as possible to support these proposals via the online
form at the link by 9th January 2023 in order to deliver the much-needed improvement to
the junction.
Thank you!
Holt Parish Council

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