Ernie Clark. Hilperton Division, Wiltshire Council.

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District Council loses patience.

Friday October 29, 2004
The appeal by Marshgate, for 'non-determination', was discussed at the WWDC planning committee last night.

Persimmon told to think again.

Friday October 29, 2004
Two planning applications by Persimmon were refused by the district council planning committee last night.

Parish Council objects to current application.

Friday October 22, 2004
At a special meeting last night Hilperton Parish Council resolved to object to details of the gap road planning application submitted by Persimmon.

17 year olds are being encouraged to register to vote.

Wednesday October 13, 2004
Young people will be making their mark during local democracy week at a series of events across Wiltshire.

How many more accidents before something is done?

Tuesday October 12, 2004
The catalogue of accidents and crashes on the new road continues to grow.

A nice surprise for the Mead primary school.

Monday October 11, 2004
Permission has been given for an un-expected start to the permanent extension needed by the school.

Some people are confused by planning issues - I wonder why?

Monday October 04, 2004
Just to give an insight into the views that are presented to the district council planning committee, the following snippets may raise a few eyebrows. They all relate to the Staverton Marina area.

What is happening about the move from Green Lane?

Monday September 27, 2004
Am I right in guessing where the rugby club is off to?

The Kings Arms is seeking to extend the trading area.

Tuesday September 21, 2004
Permission is being sought for the existing single storey area to be extended.

Secrecy reigns at district council.

Monday September 06, 2004
Is this how council business should really be conducted?

The County Council is in contact with the District Council.

Thursday September 02, 2004
An interesting picture began to be painted at the cabinet meeting at the district council last night.

Have Persimmon let the proverbial cat out of the bag?

Tuesday August 31, 2004
Part of the planning application by Persimmon are two huge tomes which contain many facts, much repetition and a phrase which, one imagines, should have been removed at the proof reading stage.

Varied opinions are being expressed.

Saturday August 28, 2004
As expected, a number of views have been expressed about the proposed road. A selection appear below.

First an attempt to sack the chairman, then silly e-mails.

Saturday August 21, 2004
From what has appeared in the local press recently is it any wonder that people do not take local politics seriously, and don't bother turning out to vote?

Marshgate prefer the planning inspector to meeting your councillors.

Friday August 20, 2004
The application for three shops was again deferred by the District Council planning committee on 5th August.

Your councillors finally get to see the plans.

Thursday August 05, 2004
At long last full copies of the application have been made available to your councillors but the story continues.

Still no paperwork is available.

Sunday August 01, 2004
The full application is still not available for your councillors to study at home - more than a week after the application was made.

The district council cabinet prove that they are human!

Thursday July 29, 2004
At their meeting on 28 July the district council cabinet proved that local government is not (always) controlled by un-sympathetic councillors intent on steam-rollering peoples feelings.

The first stage in building the road has commenced.

Saturday July 24, 2004
Persimmon Homes (Wessex) have given notice that they are applying to the district council for planning permission to construct the Hilperton Relief Road Link between the A361 and the B3105 or, using plain English across the Hilperton Gap from Fieldways to the Wyke Road/Horse Road junction.

The notice is so that any landowner or tenant can make representation to the council by Friday 06 August and is the first step in applying for permission to build the road.

Newland Homes stumble at the first hurdle.

Saturday July 10, 2004
The planning application to build on the site at Southfields in Devizes Road, Hilperton has been roundly refused by West Wiltshire District Council.

Many local residents wrote to object to the planned development and their views appear to be shared by the planning department.

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