Planning officers recommended that the plans be approved.
Trowbridge Town Council lodged its objections to the plans last December due in part to the density of the development.
The case officer for the bid said that the site would go towards helping the council's lack of a demonstrable five-year housing land supply.
Elected representative for the area, Cllr Ernie Clark noted that a planning inspector said that 355 houses could be built across the site, however, council officers determined that 423 could fill the land.
This was a seriously contentious matter for residents and the councillors due to the density of the proposed development.
The committee heard that at the time when the site was allocated for development the neighbourhood plan had already been made.
This meant there was no opportunity to protect the land or restrict development planned for the site.
Mike Townley, a resident of Albert Road which backs onto the proposed development said he was not opposed to the site being built on.
However, he did say that the detail regarding carbon capture, car movements and EV chargers was light on the ground. A representative for the developer said it was contributing to improving local infrastructure as well as around £830,000 in S106 funds.
Since the train accident between a South Western Railway and Great Western Railway train at Salisbury Tunnel Junction on Sunday evening, a Rail Accident Investigation Branch has investigated the scene, and new details have emerged.
According to the investigators, the most probable cause of the accident has been low adhesion between the wheels and the track, which has caused trains breaks not to function correctly.
Three separate news stories in the last day or two have reminded us that for politicians talk is easy. You have to watch their actions to see how much of what they say should be believed. The evidence from these three unrelated stories suggests when it comes to the Conservatives the gap between the two is pretty wide
Amid powerful pleas heard in Glasgow yesterday, world leaders, young people and campaigners all stressed the urgency of taking tangible action to keep the prospect of holding back global temperature rises to 1.5C and building resilience to climate impacts. Today countries have made unprecedented commitments to protect forests, reduce methane emissions and accelerate green technology.
Train services in Wiltshire may be facing the axe, but the campaign to re-open Corsham station continues.
The bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) for funding to develop a feasibility study for a new station in Corsham, as part of the Restoring Your Railway Ideas Fund, has been approved.
The proposed two-platform station would be situated on the Great Western Main Line, with potential links to London Paddington, Bristol, Swindon and Reading. It would help to reduce traffic volumes in Corsham and along the A4, and provide easy access to and from MOD Corsham, the largest employer in the town.
Here's a summary of the Spending Review from the Local Government Association Lib Dems:
It ignores the climate emergency. Working with local government to tackle this was given a very low profile in the budget and the reduction in Air Passenger duty while hiking up rail fares is laughable for a Government pledging to tackle global warming, all on the eve of the COP26 conference. What a massive own goal!
It lets our kids down. Only £1.8 billion in extra catch up funding which is a pittance, but the Government found £3.8 billion to reduce the banking surcharge and give tax cuts to their friends, the bankers.
It says nothing about the underfunding of social care, letting our elderly and vulnerable down. Care services have been on the frontline throughout the pandemic and it is a real tragedy (but no surprise) that no extra funding to address existing pressures on care and support have been provided. Not caring for those in need just puts more pressure on the NHS. Again the council taxpayer will be expected to foot the bill. How many times do we need to tell them that we need £1.1 billion a year just to cover existing costs?
No increase in public health funding to stop people getting ill in the first place, despite this incredibly challenging period. It runs contrary to addressing the stark health inequalities exposed by COVID-19 and levelling up our communities. Local authorities' public health grant has been cut by 24 per cent on a real-terms basis since 2015.
Police continue to be underfunded. In March 2021, there were 135,301 full time equivalent police officers. Ten years earlier in March 2011, there were 139,110. Factor in staff turnover and those leaving the force and numbers are not likely to rise. When Ministers talk about extra officers they don't count the ones who leave.
Councils will be expected to raise council tax by 3 per cent every year to meet what Government believes they should be able to spend. So it is a real "trick" budget ....
Councillors in Westbury are being urged to approve a 'fighting fund' of up to £100,000 to stop a controversial energy from waste incinerator being built.
The council's Northacre Renewable Energy Task & Finish Group is recommending they appoint a preferred solicitor to represent the town council should Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, call in the NREL waste incinerator planning application.
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