Planning and Housing
A new era where local people shape the future growth of their neighbourhoods has begun in England.
Localism empowers local people to decide on a number of aspects that will determine their neighbourhood’s future.
Within days of the Sainsbury's application for a new store at the garden centre site, Gleeson submitted their planning application for up to 180 houses at the nearby Filands site.
Within days of the Sainsbury's application for a new store at the garden centre site, Gleeson have submitted a planning application for up to 180 houses at Filands. They will also be making land available for a primary school, through a Section 106 agreement, which will offer the land for £1 to County Education for uses only for educational purposes.
Gleeson have submitted a 'Scoping Request' to determine whether an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required on the Filands site.
Wiltshire Council will hold a Public Consultation on the 2011 version of the Draft Core Strategy in Malmesbury Town Hall on Monday 18th July from 2pm to 8pm.
The extraordinary Planning and Environmental Issues committee meeting called in respect of the planning application for 77 houses off Park Road was very well attended by around 100 local residents. Opposition was unanimous to the proposals and the meeting resulted in a strong call to action for all to oppose the application to Wiltshire Council.
Since developers have applied for outline planning permission for 77 new dwellings off Park Road, our Wiltshire Councillor for Malmesbury, Simon Killane has 'called in' the application to allow applicants and residents to present their case to Wiltshire Council.
Here is a link to Wiltshire Council's intro to the Core Strategy, which is currently in progress. Your Town Council, Residents' Association and Chamber of Commerce are amongst those meeting under the umbrella of the Malmesbury Development Forum (MDF) to ensure that Wiltshire Council takes into account local considerations when producing this document, which will have direct implications regarding implementation of the Neighbourhood Plan and the future of development within the town of Malmesbury and its surrounding area up to 2026.
The meeting was attended by about 200 residents and by general consensus was a worthwhile and informative event. The evening was divided into three parts:-
- The Localism Bill
- Neighbourhood Development Planning
- Wiltshire Core Strategy update for Malmesbury
Read more to find out about each part in more detail...
Localism Presented by James Gray – 25th February 2011
Last Friday night, rather than go straight to the pub, we detoured via the Town Hall to attend a presentation by James Gray, organised by the Town Council and Malmesbury Development Forum (MDF). The subject was the Localism Bill and the effects on Malmesbury as we move forward into completely new territory surrounding the planning process.
The Malmesbury Residents' Association have recently learnt that White Lion Land intend to submit a planning application at the end of February for new housing on the fields between White Lion Park , Park Lane and Park Road (the road leading to Buildbase, Brokenborough etc.).
Simon Killane welcomes the new Localism Bill
(Unitary Councillor for Wiltshire and Malmesbury Town Councillor)
"At last the long awaited 'Localism Bill' has been published. Here is a great opportunity for the people of Malmesbury to take their rightful place in deciding the future shape of our built environment."
Neighbourhoods will be the 'building blocks of the Big Society'
Radical new planning reforms have been announced to hand powers down from Whitehall bureaucrats and down from Town Hall officials to communities so local people shape the character of the very neighbourhood in which they live.