Our county councillor, Gavin Grant, is urging us to write to the Secretary of State for Housing. Below is Gavin’s Facebook page. This is very important to this network. The Neighbourhood Plan, produced in consultation with Malmesbury’s community and voted upon here, is where we record what we want for the place we live, and can include vital sustainability concerns, that are relevant to planning. If this can be overridden, our power as citizens is eroded.
We have one final chance to halt the dire decision to allow the housing development at Filands South, that breaks our Neighbourhood Plan. If you want to back our local plan and make your voice known, please act now!Following representations, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick MP has told Wiltshire Council he is thinking about calling in this application for a review. If that happens, the review could overturn the approval decision.Please email the Secretary of State today at https://forms.communities.gov.uk/
Urge him to call in the planning application decision for 19/11569/OUT Malmesbury for review. Tell him:
It breaks the made Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan
It breaks a large number of Wiltshire Council’s core planning policies
There is no shortage of housing development land in the north and west housing market area of Wiltshire.
Malmesbury is already taking 200 more houses than required to do.
We have also received word from Wiltshire Council that they will be trialing wildflowers up along the Filands road this is going to be great for the future and we hope to get them to do more in and around Malmesbury. And we will keep you updated with the latest developments in the progress with this.
Lockdown Campaign Idea: Write to our Councillors to ask them to consider their approach to mowing down verges, teeming with wildlife. Have a look at the campaign for #nomowmay – the National Trust is one of many participants.
Malmesbury Against Plastic announced today that the town has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by Surfers Against Sewage. Congratulations to everyone involved, especially the organisations and businesses doing what they can to keep single-use plastic out of our lives.
Malmesbury Against Plastic has a website which features local knowledge on keeping plastic usage down. Take a look or find them on Facebook for how they continue the mission against single-use plastic.