Ernie Clark. Hilperton Division, Wiltshire Council.

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Friday January 31, 2020 Trowbridge TC looks for more of Hilperton.

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Having failed a few years ago, they are trying again!!

Trowbridge Town Council is, again, trying to convince Wiltshire Council to cede part of Hilperton to them.

The area they wish to control is the Trowbridge side of Elizabeth Way.  The reason?  Probably extra cash to keep their ever increasing budget from bankrupting their residents. 

The previous time TTC tried this, they were told to wait until houses had been built and then see what the residents thought.  Why do they want to get the land transferred now when it is still green fields?

The land is likely to be approved for development when WC considers the Inspector's report into the HSAP on the 25th February.  The Hilperton Neighbourhood Development Plan anticipated this outcome and made various conditions to ensure that any housing had as little impact on Hilperton as possible.  If the land is 'moved' into Trowbridge, this protection could be lost.

Cosultation is underway and the public can comment at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council-democracy-cgr The survey link will be toward the bottom of the page.

Please take a moment and let WC know what you think (with your reasons of course).