Parish Council

Lyneham Banks Update

Wiltshire Council and Octavius we are pleased to inform you that the works on the Lyneham Banks B4069 are shortly due to start – please see Newsletter for more information.

Meet the Contractor

Wiltshire Council and Octavius will be hosting a Meet the Contractor event on 15July 2024 between 4–7pm and are keen to meet local residents and answer any questions you may have. The location for the event is Bradenstoke Village Hall, Bradenstoke, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4ES. We would be very pleased to meet with you to discuss any concerns or offer you further information on our works.

Draft Sutton Benger and Draycot Cerne Neighbourhood Development Plan

(2020 – 2035) Regulation 16 Consultation

Wiltshire Council is currently consulting on the proposed Sutton Benger and Draycot Cerne Neighbourhood Development Plan, which has been formally submitted by Sutton Benger Parish Council.

The consultation starts on Monday 20th May 2024 and responses must be received no later than 5pm on Monday 8th July 2024.

Please be aware that all representations will be publicly available and may also appear on the Wiltshire Council website.

Further information including the submitted draft neighbourhood development plan and how to comment can be found online via

Where possible, please provide any comments using the Consultation Portal. Alternatively, an editable representation form can be downloaded from the Supporting Files section on the consultation portal, and completed forms can either be emailed to or sent by post to:

Neighbourhood Planning

Strategic Planning

Wiltshire Council

County Hall

Bythesea Road


BA14 8JN

If you have no access to the internet and you wish to view the Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan, a copy can be sent to you on request by calling Neighbourhood Planning on 01225 713698 or can be viewed at:

  • The Wellesley Arms, 10 High Street, Sutton Benger, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4RD
  • Sutton Benger Village Hall, Chestnut Road, Sutton Benger, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4RP
  • All Saints Church, Sutton Benger, Chippenham, SN15 4RP


Following this consultation, the comments received will be passed to an independent examiner, to be appointed by the council, who will consider the representations and recommend whether the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan should be put to a community referendum.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Neighbourhood Planning on Tel: 01225 713698 or by email to

Lime Down Solar Park Community Consultations

Island Green Power are bringing forward their early-stage proposals for a new solar park and battery energy storage project proposed to be built on land in North Wiltshire, known as Lime Down Solar Park. Stage One consultation on Lime Down Solar Park launched today. The aim of our Stage One consultation is to introduce ourselves, present our early-stage proposals, and receive feedback from the community to help identify and understand any local impacts.

Please view our project website at, which includes further information about our Stage One consultation and associated events.

Our Stage One consultation is running between 14 March and 26 April 2024. See the Event’s Calendar for details.

M4 J17 structure inspections – Stanton St Quintin March 2024 to July 2024

National Highways operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A-roads.
This postcard is to let you know we’re carrying out post tension structure inspections on the M4 J17 gyratory.
Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience which may be caused. We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum.
We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes to the above dates.

Our ref: 615883
Traffic management
• 4 March to Mid- May 2024 – surveys will take place on the underside of the bridges. We’ll work overnight when traffic flows are at their lowest. Lane + hard shoulder closures will be in place on the M4 to allow us to carry out the work safely. During the day the road will be open as usual.
• Mid-May to Mid-July 2024 – surveys will take place on the top of the junction/gyratory. We’ll switch to 24/7 working with lane closures and a reduced speed limit in place during the week. Lanes will be reopened for the weekends.
No work will take place over the Easter period and there will be no traffic management in place.
To keep up to date:

  • Access our daily closure report
  • Plan your journey
  • Monitor Traffic England

If you would like further information about this work, please contact National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7, who will direct your enquiry to the most appropriate person, or email:

For information on all our works in the South West please follow us on Twitter @HighwaysSWEST follow us on Facebook

HEDGES – Cut Back Before the Bird Nesting Season Starts on 1 March

Please be aware that, as the owner of a boundary hedge which borders a public footpath or footway, it is the responsibility of the owner to trim back side growth which protrudes or encroaches over the footpath or footway and affects its use by pedestrians.

Trimming should ideally be carried out before 1ST March, which is the commencement of the nesting season and to a point which is behind the paved surface of the footway as defined vertically or boundary perimeter of the footpath. 

Trimming can be undertaken throughout the year as necessary, but this may affect nesting birds and should be avoided where possible.

Please take an honest look at the outer face of any boundary hedges you have which border a footway or footpath and arrange for the necessary work to be done.

Thank you

Report an Overgrown Hedge, Verge or Footpath to:

  • Wiltshire Council Street Care Service – 0300 456 0105
  • MyWilts App or Online Reporting –

B4122 Urgent Closure 9-12 January 2024

WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 09 January 2024, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Kiely Bros to carry out urgent carriageway retexturing and other associated maintenance works..
B4122, Sutton Benger; from its junction with A350 to its junction with B4069.
Alternative route: via B4069, B4158 and A350 and vice versa.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. Access will be maintained for
residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.
These works will commence on 09 January 2024 and are anticipated to be required for 4 days between the hours of 19:00 and 05:00. This Notice will have a maximum duration of 5 days.
For further information regarding these works please contact Atkins on behalf of Wiltshire Council on 01225

Scottish & Southern Electricity Network

Engineers from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution are responding to the impact of Storm Henk which has brought a period of intense storm-force winds and heavy rain across central southern England.

If you see any damage to our equipment, please stay back, don’t touch it and instead report it to us directly via our Power Track website or by calling 105, and engineers will investigate as soon as possible.

Customers are also being encouraged to report any power losses and respond to supplies by:

  • Saving the emergency power cut number – ‘105’ – to your phone to report any loss of supply or damage to the electricity network
  • Visiting our Power Track Website to give you details of power cuts and restoration times. You can also report power cuts and network damage through Power Track.
  • Visiting the “Preparing for a power cut” section on our website, where there is a wealth of advice and information, or to chat live to one of our advisors via the Webchat service

Customers are also eligible for our Priority Services Register (PSR) if they:

  • Are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Have a disability
  • Live with children under five
  • Are blind or partially-sighted
  • Have a chronic illness
  • Use medical equipment/aids reliant on electricity
  • Are over 60.

To find out more about the PSR, click here or call 0800 294 3259.