WHSAP – the latest news

The Inspector’s Examination of the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan (WHSAP) has reached the public hearing stage. Hearings will begin on April 2nd at 9.30 am in The Civic Trowbridge, St Stephen’s Place, BA14 8AH.                                        … Continue Reading →

WHSAP Inspector’s Examination

The Inspector, Stephen Lee, will be holding public hearings, beginning on April 2nd, at The Civic Trowbridge. Anybody can attend the hearings but only those who have applied or been invited to do so will be allowed to speak. The Inspector will accept added written evidence from representors until 5 pm, March 8th. Follow the… Continue Reading →

WHSAP – report submitted

Today, FoSCP submitted the report of their objections to the Schedule of Changes to the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation plan. The plan proposes that land at Church Lane, Upper Studley and Southwick Court should be made available for development; we believe that development  at these sites will damage the ecology of Lambrok Stream and subsequently… Continue Reading →

WHSAP public consultation

Wiltshire Council has finally opened a consultation portal  on the proposed changes to the draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan. The consultation period will last for six weeks; it began on Thursday, 27th September and will end on Friday, 9th of November.

WHSAP update

The Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on July 31st 2018. The documents that were submitted can be accessed here.

Bats and WHSAP

Nine species of bats have been identified in the park, among them members of the UK’s rare, internationally important population of Bechstein’s bats that roost in Green Lane Wood. …

FoSCP’s response to the Statement of Common Ground between Newland Homes and Wiltshire Council.

Enhancing biodiversity

Research shows that statutory protection of wildlife sites increases biodiversity but we can find no evidence that development on greenfield sites can enhance biodiversity.

Trowbridge Bat Mitigation Strategy

The draft Trowbridge Bat Mitigation Strategy was published yesterday, February 21st. It contains information and proposals that will certainly be significant to both the WHSAP Examination and to RPS’s application to develop the Church Lane site.

1.Here is WHSAP Programme Officer Ian Kemp’s postal address for those who do not use or trust email:Ian Kemp Wiltshire HSAP Programme Officer 16 Cross Furlong Wychbold Droitwich Spa Worcester WR9 7TA 2. Here is a webpage that has been set up to report on the progress of the WHSAP Examination. 3. The hearings in… Continue Reading →

Inspector’s Guidance Note

WILTSHIRE HOUSING SITE ALLOCATIONS PLAN (WHSAP) EXAMINATION Inspector – Steven Lee BA(Hons) MA MRTPI Programme Officer – Ian Kemp Email: idkemp@icloud.com Tel: 01527 861711 Mob: 07723 009166 Webpage: WHSAP Examination Inspector’s Guidance Note 1. I am Steven Lee, the Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to examine the soundness of the Wiltshire Housing Site… Continue Reading →

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