The controversial Sainsbury planning application on Southampton Rd, is to go before the Strategic Planning Committee (SPC), not the Southern Area Planning Committee (SAPC).
I and a few other (Salisbury) Wiltshire councillors have an issue with this decision and here’s why:
- The SAPC meets in Salisbury at 6pm on a Thursday and has ‘local’ Salisbury elected councillors on it, including me.
- SPC usually meets in Trowbridge, at either 10am or 2pm on a Wednesday.
We want as many Salisbury residents as possible attending this meeting, whenever it is, to be held in Salisbury at 6pm, not 34 miles away in Trowbridge at 10am or 2pm, when many residents will be at work and won’t travel this far to attend a meeting. And to have Salisbury councillors on it, not someone from the far north of the county, who has no idea of local issues.
This meeting must be heard by the Southern Area Planning Committee.
Your thoughts would be very helpful – please get in touch.