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GOOD news!

Well, I don’t know if I’m late to this, or early, or what, but the grapevine has been buzzing round Old Sarum today, to say the decision is back from the big planning inquiry – and it’s good news! My considered opinion on the matter was that we required divine intervention – well it looks …

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The big inquiry has begun

The big inquiry into Persimmon’s outstanding planning applications for Old Sarum has begun, at the Red Lion in Salisbury. Having a toddler at home is brilliant, but it sadly excludes me from sitting through four days of proceedings. All I’ve heard so far is a third-hand account of the first day’s business. In a nutshell, …

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Up in the air

To start off, something amusing! The OldSarumFamily were heading out for a little walk on Saturday morning, when we noticed a man walking towards us along the Portway, his parachute draped over his shoulder, looking rather sheepish! He had obviously not been able to land in the proper place. Perhaps the wind was a bit …

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September planning committee meeting

The weather forecast says cold and rainy for tomorrow, so that seems to mark the official end to summer! OldSarumGirl is settling in well at Old Sarum Primary School, and a new phase of life begins. We haven’t tried out the new little play area outside school yet. To be honest, I’ve heard the people …

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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 …

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Planning decisions stalled

I noticed a couple of weeks ago that the decision dates have been revised on some of the Persimmon planning applications, round to mid-April rather than mid-March. Those with dates that have already passed have not had decisions published. I am enormously encouraged by this fact! I think many people, including the Parish Council, were …

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Old Sarum “Country Park”

There is a fairly large area of ground at the north-eastern end of the Old Sarum site which has been understood (until recently!) to be reserved as public open space, known as the “Country Park”. There is some archaeology buried under some of this land, a probable Bronze Age burial barrow I believe, and Persimmon …

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When will there be a decision on the care home proposal?

A decision was “expected by 10th July” on the planning permission for a 120 bed care home on the site between Ramsbury Drive and the Shaw Trust, by the Axe roundabout. So far, no decision has been made, so I took another look at the documentation to see if anything further has been submitted. A …

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Soft Play planning decision

The decision is in, and it’s a refusal. The refusal notice and more detailed Officer’s Report can be read on the website, but the summary is this: “Based on the information submitted, it is considered that the harm likely to result from this proposal, including the unjustified loss of an existing occupied industrial unit and …

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Sherbourne Drive to be joined up?

Planning permission has been submitted for the area known as 6C, where there will be fourteen affordable rented properties. The reason this section is of particular interest is that it lies on the back stretch of Sherbourne Drive, in the link between the near and far ends. The planning decision is expected by the end …

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