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Gravel Extraction Application

Revised planning application for mineral extractionby Earthline at Wheatleys Farm.

Application No 17/12064/WCM - Closing date for comments 14 June 2021

Over the years, the Parish Council has objected to the planning application for mineral extractionby Earthline at Wheatleys Farm, along with 470 parishioners and the local MP.

This is the 4th consultation since 2017 and in that time Earthline have done very little to addressour concerns around:

● Noise, dust and pollution - affecting all the village which will last for 8 years or more.
● Flooding - the scale of the excavation is likely to increase the flooding risk - See the existing flood plain
● Ecology. It will take about 20-25 years before the damage to hedgerows and watermeadows recovers and will have immediate impact on our wildlife.
● Traffic. We’ll have HGVs every 10 minutes using the B4696
● Protecting land not yet quarried as set out in the Wiltshire CC Landscape Character Assessment report 2009.
● The overall and cumulative impact on our village of the above.

To read more about the concerns for the village, see this article in the June 2021 Village Newsletter - Gravel Extraction Objection

On the basis that village isn’t going to benefit AND will be negatively impacted by this quarry, the Parish Council is going to put in it’s objection. Again! We thought you might like to see the detail behind our objections., So we’ve outlined them on pages 16 and 17

Want to have your say?
You have until the 14 June to comment.If you objected last time and still object, you need to do again otherwise the planners will assume that your concerns have been addressed.For everyone else who wishes to comment or object to the planning application, it’s easy to do.

● Comment online at www.wiltshire..gov.uk. The page is difficult to find though and you might find it easier to use this shortened URL - https://bit.ly/2QBico4.
● By email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting application no 17/12064/WCM
● By post. Development Services Wiltshire Council Monkton Park Chippenham,Wiltshire SN151ER. Again quote the application number 17/12064/WCM.

The more objections received, the greater chance there is of the application being turned down.

 

Spring Colouring Competition

colouring competition posterWith schools closed and children at home Ashton Keynes Parish Council are holding a spring colouring competition. Can you draw and colour a spring themed picture to make the judges smile?

The competition is open to children living in the parish or attending Ashton Keynes C of E Primary School or Ashton Keynes Pre-school.

There are 3 age groups which are

0-5yrs          6-10yrs        11-15yrs

There will be a first prize of a £10 book voucher and second prize of a £5 book voucher for each age group.

Entries should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30th April 2020. Winners will be announced on 5th May 2020

Winning entries will be displayed on the Parish Council website. Click here to see the entries.

Names and addresses are to be provided in an email along with a photo of your finished entry, no names to be visible on the actual entry.

Good Luck and I look forward to receiving lots of colourful spring entries.

Household Open Space Survey

WILTSHIRE OPEN SPACE STUDY SURVEY

This is your chance to help shape the future open space facilities in Wiltshire. Please respond thinking about your household as a whole. The survey should take you about 5-10 minutes to complete.

Click the following link for the Survey Form as a Word document you can edit, save and email
Wiltshire Council Household Green Infrastructure and Open Space Survey docx

Click the following link for the Survey Form as a PDF document you can print, complete, and post to the Clerk
Wiltshire Council Household Green Infrastructure and Open Space Survey pdf

You can have your say by returning the filled out survey via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 31st of March 2020, or by sending a hard copy to your parish Clerk before the deadline specified by them.

If you wish to read around the subject Natural England’s Green Infrastructure’s Guidance page has a downloadable PDF which describes Green Infrastructure. If you wish to see further information regarding Wiltshire Council’s current policies in the Wiltshire Core Strategy please go to our Planning Policy Core Strategy webpage. 

We hope you understand the important role that open space and green infrastructure plays in the community and the benefits thereof of completing and returning the survey.

If you have any questions, please contact your parish clerk or by using the contact details below.

Spatial Planning
Economic Development and Planning
Tel: 01225 713223
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
Web: www.wiltshire.gov.uk

Closure Coxs Hill, High Rd

Advance warning of the closure of Cox's Hill, and High Road, from the 18th-22nd Feb 2020 in the interests of public safety.

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: High Road (Part) and Cox’s Hill, Ashton Keynes (Ref: TTRO 6367)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:
High Road (Part), Ashton Keynes; from its junction with Gosditch to its junction with Cox’s Hill;
Cox’s Hill, Ashton Keynes; from its junction with High Road to its junction with B4696 North End.
To enable: Openreach to carry out cabling works.

Alternative route: via B4696 – Gosditch and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 18 February 2020 and the closure will be required between the hours of 09:30 and 15:30 until 22 February 2020. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Harry Stratford (A-Plant on behalf of Openreach) on 03700 500792.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

View the Wiltshire Council notice by clicking Notice Cox's Hill High Road.

Route diversion signs will be in place as shown on the below map.
To view the full size maps click  Diversion Route Coxs Hill.
To view the full size maps click  Diversion Route High Road.

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Closure Common Hill 11th Dec

Advance warning of the temporary closure of B4040, Cricklade, from the 11th Dec for 2 days in the interests of public safety.

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: B4040 (Part) Common Hill, Cricklade (Ref: TTRO 6303)
Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:
B4040 (Part) Common Hill, Cricklade; from its junction with The Fiddle to its junction with Chelworth Road.
To enable: Eurovia to carry out carriageway resurfacing, road marking adjustment of ironworks and surface dressing.


Alternative route: via B4040 (unaffected length) – B4696 - A419 and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.


This Order will come into operation on 11 December 2019 and the closure will be required between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00 until 13 December 2019. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.


For further information please contact Steve Hawkins (Eurovia) on 07834 503477.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
05 December 2019

View the Wiltshire Council notice by clicking Cricklade Notice 2

Route diversion signs will be in place as shown on the below map. To view the full size map click Cricklade Indicative Plan

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