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  • Bowyers
    Article: Jan 18, 2017

    The old Bowyers site in Trowbridge remains derelict, but Innox Mills Limited, a consortium of property investors, say they'll be putting in a new application for a mixed-use scheme later this year.

    More details via their website

  • SSL
    Article: Jan 16, 2017

    This time it's on the edge of Trowbridge, though mostly in Southwick and North Bradley parishes. Developers Waddeton Park Limited want to build on a swathe of land east of Frome Road and south of Silver Street Lane.

    The developers are again using Wiltshire Council's inability to provide a five year land supply for housing as their justification for building on unallocated land. The scheme is not yet at the planning application stage. To smoothen the progress of the application there will be a process of community consultation during the springtime of 2017.

  • Blind Lane
    Article: Jan 16, 2017

    Redrow Homes have submitted an application to build on a site south of Blind Lane. The scheme is described as: "Outline application for the development of up to 100 residential dwellings, together with open space, sustainable urban drainage, vehicular and pedestrian access, landscaping and related infrastructure and engineering works."

  • Article: Jan 12, 2017

    Wiltshire Council is looking to raise some money by selling off some of its agricultural smallholdings. A report to the Capital Assets Committee proposes the sale of three small dairy farms at Sedgehill. WC says the farms have: "limited and outdated fixed equipment and would require significant investment prior to re-letting. Two of the farms have Grade II listed residential dwellings, one of which has structural defects and is uninhabitable. Each of the farms have (sic) ranges of traditional farm buildings which are unsuited to modern agriculture but ideal for conversion to other uses. Their value is best realised by disposing of them rather than via re-letting."

  • Article: Jan 11, 2017

    The Nadder Centre in Tisbury (Weaveland Road, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6HJ) offers an amazing opportunity for start-up businesses.

    There are highly competitive work spaces for small and micro companies and entrepreneurs who work from home and need more professional office space. The 8 available business units include one and two desk offices, a co-working space and meeting room. If you are just looking for a registered address, there is a post box facility too.

  • Article: Jan 5, 2017

    A public consultation is underway about the Police and Crime Commissioner's plan to increase by 1.9 per cent the policing part of council tax (known as the policing precept) for 2017-18.

    The increase would mean an extra £3.17 a year for a band D property. At present, band D homes pay £167.10 a year.

  • Article: Jan 3, 2017

    An application for the redevelopment of the old Peter Black site at County Way in Trowbridge was approved by Wiltshire Council in 2015. The scheme includes four main buildings - the largest will be an M&S Simply Food store, another will be a Toby Carvery, and two smaller buildings don't yet have tenants. The main vehicular access will be from County Way, and there will be a total of 148 parking spaces. A footbridge over the river to connect to the St Stephen's Place site and the Odeon cinema was installed in autumn 2016.

  • Article: Dec 22, 2016
    By Trevor Carbin

    We live in a place called BSW.

    Actually its not a place but a footprint.

    If you know what I'm talking about then you're already familiar with the latest National Health Service (NHS) jargon, and may even have read the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for the Bath & NE Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) area.

  • Roadside Litter
    Article: Dec 16, 2016

    People are being urged to stop littering after Wiltshire Council spent more than £20,000 collecting rubbish in recent weeks just from alongside the A303 and A36.

    The council is spending an additional £500,000 on litter collection this year (2016/17) as the amount of waste is deposited on the highway continues to increase. This means it now spends more than £2.5million on collecting litter throughout the county.

  • Article: Dec 14, 2016

    It is now a year since Wiltshire Council decided to participate in the Government's Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme. Wiltshire was one of the first local authorities to welcome refugees under the scheme and is now home to 68 Syrian refugees.

    WC say :"We are grateful to the many volunteers who have worked with us and our partner agencies to ensure they have everything they need to settle here quickly. The volunteers have been part of a multi-agency approach to ensure the individuals and families have all they need. Our families are based all over Wiltshire with each family or person having a volunteer on hand to support them as they become accustomed to the British way of life. Our families who have been here for some time are already integrating with their communities and volunteering or gaining work experience as well as preparing to find work.