Care home finally given green light
The Wiltshire Council planning website has been in a kind of limbo in the last few weeks, and this evening it became obvious they had been making some changes behind the scenes. The new system is virtually useless when I try to do a blanket search for all applications in Old Sarum, and no longer has the handy “applications received in the last week” feature either. (OldSarumDad also says it is a shockingly hackable database that anyone could disable in a matter of seconds, but that’s off topic…) Hopefully I’ll be able to work it out before the late decisions come in on Persimmon’s clutch of applications here – I hate being left in the dark due to their incompetent system!
I am indebted to the Salisbury Journal website for informing us all that the care home by the axe head roundabout has been granted permission to go ahead. It has been stalled so long in the pipeline that the decision seems sudden, but I never really understood the reason for the hold up, beyond uncertainty over Equinox’s noise pollution having an impact on any user of the site.
I’m quite unsure how Old Sarum will look once this towering three-storey building is installed opposite Ramsbury Drive, but at least we know it is in response to a genuine need, rather than “employment” buildings that are doomed to sit empty year on year.