Ernie Clark. Hilperton Division, Wiltshire Council.

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Tuesday January 05, 2021 My January e-newsletter.

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Wiltshire Council news from Ernie Clark.

Your Independent councillor for Hilperton.

Just a ‘quick’ newsletter this month.

Later this month, Wiltshire Council will start a consultation on their proposed new Local Plan. The consultation is due to run from13th January until 9th March and there will be an on-line public ‘meeting’ on the 27th January for the Trowbridge proposals.

It would seem that WC is getting itself into a tricky situation.

It is still claiming that Trowbridge is a ‘Principal Settlement’ and yet most of the new housing is planned for east of Hilperton (which is classed separately as a ‘Large Village’). Apart from anything else, I fail to see how housing in the proposed area can realistically be claimed to ‘serve’ Trowbridge when it will be well outside the town boundary.

The village green application for Church Field is due to come before the WC Western Area Planning Committee later this month. The agenda will be published next week at which point the inspector’s findings will be known…..