Some long running sagas to close out the year

Some years ago, Hills Waste wanted to expand composting operations at Parkgate Farm (this is not far away from Mopes Lane for new readers) . However this relied on compost waste being consolidated first at Lower Compton (towards Calne). It was then discovered that the planning status of the Lower Compton green waste transfer operation was not entirely clear. After many months this was clarified and is now lawful.  However, because this took a long time, the information submitted in support of the Parkgate Farm composting expansion is now out of date or incomplete. So, there will be a revised planning application which Wiltshire Council will publicise and seek comments.

Also, many years ago, the 50 houses on Bradley’s Field at Moulden View were built but the deal was that the County Wildlife Site that would be destroyed would be “offset” by an equivalent area being set aside and maintained for such purposes. This has taken years to resolve (though the houses were built and sold in a matter of months). Eventually, in  October 2018 the developer completed the first stage of implementation of the offsetting scheme. This is still one to watch to make sure it really does happen, given all the prevarication of the previous years.

Finally, the Appeal will be heard concerning the refusal of 81 houses out at Elborough Bridge (between Ridgeway Farm and Moulden View) on 29 January 2019 and is set for eight days.

….and now you are up to date …..until the next one….

thanks for reading these notes and I wish all readers a very relaxed 2019

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