Warminster residents unhappy with Wiltshire's Core Planning Strategy
By wp_alistair | Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 07:48
Residents of the Bath Road area of Warminster have presented a petition with over 450 signatures to Warminster Town Council, against potential development on the the land between Dorothy Walk, Bath Road and Minster Church.
Concerns about land behind Minster Church
No planning application has actually been launched yet, but the land is to be made available for development as part of Wiltshire's Core Strategy.
At a recent planning meeting Caroline Ham, of Rectory Close, said that residents objected to development on the grounds of flooding, difficult access issues and the loss of a natural wildlife habitat.
The petition will be forwarded to Wiltshire Council.
Councillor Tony Nicklin stressed that whilst the site was listed as available for development, no application had actually been made.
However he said that the strategic plan required a further 900 homes in Warminster over the next 20 years and that more details on where these developments are likely to be would be released later in 2012.
He said: "Any development would be undertaken using professional architects. These are the people who will have to make the decisions as to which sites are suitable. There is not a lot we can do at this stage."