Sainsbury’s Application to be heard by the Strategic Planning Committee – In Trowbridge?

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.

Garden Waste Collection Consultation – Have Your Say!

Please CLICK HERE to have your say on the garden waste collection consultation, which runs until 1st September.

Don’t lose this service! Speak up now!!

Odstock Rd – Traffic Report for Pedestrian Crossing

Please click on the link below to see the Traffic Report carried out by Wiltshire Council on Odstock Rd.

The report was carried out in November 2103 to see how many people cross the road and where and to see if it met the criteria for a controlled crossing, such as a Zebra or Pelican Crossing. Please read the report.

Odstock Road Pedestrian Crossing Assessment Report (Compiled)

Hollows Close/Folkestone Rd – Consultation Ends

The consultation for the above traffic scheme has now closed. Both schemes have, as expected, had a few objections and huge support. For this reason, the highways officer at the council will be writing a report on both schemes, which will go to the cabint member for highways for determination.

More will follow.

Sainsbury’s, Southampton Rd – Planning Application lodged with council

The controversial Sainsbury’s planning application on Southampton Rd, has been submitted to Wiltshire Council for determination.

You can see the application and submit comments by clicking here.

Hollows Close & Folkestone Rd Traffic Order Advertised

Wiltshire council have now advertised the above traffic order. To see the order and to make any comments, please click the link here.

Parsonage Green – Consultation ends

The public consultation regarding the yellow lines in Parsonage Green has come to an end. More details will be posted here shortly.

Bus Station interchange to be included in Maltings re-development

At the Area Board meeting on Thursday, click to see agenda, Stanhope gave an update on the Maltings re-development.

They have stated that a Bus Station interchange WILL now be included within the new development. This is great news for Salisbury, but this decision must now surely make the City council think again about wasting more public money (£10,000 so far allocated) on consultancy fees, about it taking over the old Bus Station site and running it as a Bus Station. Any final decision, could cost us £100,000′s in tax payer’s money.

Click here to see the Minutes of the City council meeting on 20th January, which approved further spending on this now ‘pet scheme’. For info, all Conservative councillors voted for this, along with one Independent and one green councillor.

A valid point has been made, listing it as an ‘asset of community value’, but to waste more public money is now becoming more than a joke.

Harvard Hospital, Coombe Rd – 1950

Please click to see a very interesting video of the Common Cold Unit at Harvard Hospital on Coombe Rd in 1950.

Who’s the lady walking up the road?

Coombe Rd: White railings – update

I met on site with highway officers and talked through residents concerns. From our talks:

  • The banks will be cleared back off of the path.
  • The chalk mounds cleared away. These could potentially slip onto the path.
  • Fallen trees will be removed.
  • The path swept.
  • The rails will be renewed where they are missing and broken ones replaced.
  • Missing uprights will be replaced at the crossing point.

And i am pushing for a coat of white paint!

The rails have fallen into unsightly disrepair over the years. I’m glad something will now be done about it.