Ernie Clark. Hilperton Division, Wiltshire Council.

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Decisions were made last night on three items relating to Paxcroft Ward.

Friday March 11, 2005
The planning committee sat until after 11.00pm last night, and made decisions on all three applications for Staverton and Hilperton parishes.

A new bus service for John of Gaunt school.

Wednesday March 09, 2005
Faresaver has started a new service to John of Gaunt school, the X34.

The WWDC planning committee meets Thursday 10 March.

Saturday March 05, 2005
There are three items on the agenda relating to this area. If you wish to speak you must register between 6.30 and 6.55, the meeting will be held at the council offices at Bradley Road.

An unusual planning application was lodged last week.

Saturday March 05, 2005
Hilperton could have a hot food take away if an idea from a Mr Lee finds favour.

The meeting scheduled for 11 March has been cancelled.

Friday March 04, 2005
Following the deferral of a decision last month, another problem has now come to light.

The brewery seems to be playing 'hard ball' with the district council.

Wednesday March 02, 2005
The original planning application for the pub has been taken to appeal by the applicant.

Both items regarding Paxcroft Ward 'found favour' last night.

Thursday February 24, 2005
Last night I had one question and one 'Notice of Motion' (NoM) to be discussed at the full WWDC council meeting. The question related to an error on a 'refusal of planning permission' letter, whilst the NoM related to a document sent to members of the WWDC planning committee.

WWDC has revealed when the 'deferred' planning meeting will take place

Wednesday February 23, 2005
The meeting will be held at Trowbridge Civic Hall, on Friday 11 March commencing at 7.00pm.

The 23 February meeting of the full council should be interesting.

Friday February 18, 2005
Whilst there is nothing too exciting on the agenda (other than setting the level of Council Tax for the next financial year!!) there are a number of questions, and notices of motion, that should see some lively debate, and interesting explanations from council officers.

'New' planning applications have been lodged for local items.

Saturday February 12, 2005
There is an increasing trend for 'deferred' or 'refused' planning applications to be re-submitted under a new reference number.

WWDC appear to have decided on a date just four weeks away.

Thursday February 10, 2005
At a WWDC Cabinet meeting last night, it was stated that the planning application may be back before the planning committee on 11 March.

Interesting developments about the Gap road.

Sunday February 06, 2005
BBC Wiltshire Sound was not allowed to record the debate last week, I have still not received a reply about the 'plagiarised' Pegasus document, and our MP is looking into the gagging of local councillors.

WWDC planning committee made an unexpected decision on the road.

Saturday January 29, 2005
At their meeting on Friday 28 January the planning committee decided to defer a decision on the application to build a road through the Hilperton Gap.

Play 'Spot The Difference' and win money for charity.

Monday January 24, 2005
I have received, on consecutive days, two documents. One from the district council (the 'minutes' of the 'closed briefing session' held on 13 January) and the other from Pegasus Planning Group (Further statement on behalf of the applicant)dated 6 January.

On reading the second item, I found myself with a feeling of 'deja vu'.

What are the developers doing at The Marina?

Saturday January 22, 2005
Two planning applications, made this week, seem to be duplications from last year.

Why the council cannot install 'repeater' speed limit signs.

Friday January 21, 2005
The County Council refuses to install repeater 30 MPH signs along either Marsh Road, Hilperton or New Terrace, Staverton.

The agenda for the 27 January planning meeting is now available.

Wednesday January 19, 2005
The meeting will be held at the council offices at Bradley Road, commencing at 7.00 pm. Anyone wishing to speak must register between 6.30 and 6.55.

Public meeting dates announced.

Monday January 10, 2005
The Rail Passengers Committee has announced the dates for various meetings to discuss the rail routes between Devon & Bristol to Waterloo via Salisbury.

A 'briefing note' has now been produced by WWDC.

Monday January 10, 2005
To confirm earlier postings on this site the District Council meeting to decide the application has been arranged for Friday January 28th at the Civic Hall in Trowbridge, commencing at 7.00 pm.

There will also be a 'closed to the public' meeting held at the District Council on 13th Jan at 7pm. This is, according to WWDC, "to allow an exchange of information between Members and Officers." The leader of the council has denied that this meeting is intended to steer members towards making the 'correct' decision later this month.

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Wednesday January 05, 2005
District Council news from Ernie Clark, your Independent district councillor.

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