Wiltshire Waste Management Strategy Consultation

The council needs to develop a new waste management strategy in order to shape how they collect and manage household waste and recycling in Wiltshire.

WCC are undertaking a public consultation in order to ensure that their strategy is representative of Wiltshire residents’ and stakeholders opinions on the future delivery of household waste management services.

The consultation questions have been developed as a result of workshops with council members which took place July 2017.

WCC would like to encourage as many residents, members and local organisations as possible to complete the consultation. The consultation runs from 4 September 2017 and will be available to complete until 14 November 2017. Residents can complete the consultation survey on the council’s website.

Following the consultation, the draft version of the future waste management strategy will be circulated to all respondents, including Area Boards, in January 2018 in order to ensure that it is reflective of consultees’ comments. It will then be reported to Environment Select Committee, Cabinet, and full Council to be adopted.

PDF iconRead the Briefing Paper

Wiltshire Mobile Library Service Review

WCC are carrying out a routine review of their mobile library routes and have requested comments of the Parish Council and the community on the proposed mobile library schedules for our area.

The consultation documents are available to view online from the Wiltshire Libraries webpage at http://services.wiltshire.gov.uk/MobileLibrary/ from 4th September. Members of the public and customers can make a comment about routes in their community by downloading and completing the Consultation Feedback form. All review documents and feedback forms are also available from the mobile library.

The consultation period is from 4th September to 4th November 2017 and during this period WCC will also be consulting directly with customers of the North and South Mobile libraries. Following the consultation WCC hope to be in a position to introduce revised routes in February 2018.

Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan – Advance notice of consultation

Draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan – Advance notice of consultation

The draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan, a formal Development Plan Document, has been prepared in accordance with the Wiltshire Core Strategy.   It will:

  • Revise, where necessary, settlement boundaries in relation to the Principal Settlements of Salisbury and Trowbridge, Market Towns, Local Service Centres and Large Villages; and
  • Allocate new sites for housing to ensure the delivery of homes across the plan period in order to maintain a five year land supply in each of Wiltshire’s three Housing Market Areas over the period to 2026.

Although the consultation will not start until Friday 14 July 2017 (and continue for 10 weeks) this letter is to give you advance notice of the proposed consultation period and drop in events being held as part of the consultation. The events will be open between 12 noon and 7pm as follows:

Neeld Community & Art Centre, High Street, Chippenham SN15 3ER          Monday 17 July 2017
Guildhall, Market Place, Salisbury SP1 1JH                                                   Wednesday 19 July 2017
Town Hall, St Johns Street, Devizes SN10 1BN                                             Monday 24 July 2017
Atrium, County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN                                                    Wednesday 26 July 2017

Officers from the Council will be available during the day to answer your questions about the draft Plan and we would encourage Town and Parish Councils to send representatives to find out more about what the draft Plan proposes in their area.

Parish and Town Councils will be contacted again around the start of the consultation with more information about how to comment on the draft Plan and where all the supporting evidence can be viewed.  In the meantime, a list of the proposed housing sites is attached for information. Please note that the following webpage http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/wiltshsgsiteallocationsplan where the latest information and all supporting documentation will be posted in due course.


Improvements to A350 Chippenham Bypass and at M4 Junction 17

Works to improve traffic flow and journey times on the A350 at Chippenham and at Junction 17 on the M4 are due to commence this summer.

Following the completion of improvement works at Bumpers Farm and Brook roundabouts in February 2016, the next scheme proposal on the A350 Chippenham Bypass, due to start in mid-July.

Read more… http://chippenham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/improvements-toa350-chippenham-bypass-and-at-m4-junction-17/

Planned Network Rail works between Chippenham and Swindon in July

As part of Network Rail’s upgrade plan they are electrifying the railway line from London Paddington to Cardiff. This will help bring passengers quieter, more frequent and more reliable services on a new fleet of trains with Great Western Railway which have more seats and more space.

When will the work take place? Read more… (http://chippenham.ourcommunitymatters.org.uk/news/planned-network-rail-works-between-chippenham-and-swindon-in-july/)

Weight Restriction on B4069 Comes Into Force on 3rd July

After what feels like an age, the weight restriction on the B4069 through the village comes into force on 3rd July, which should remove the heavy lorries from thundering down the High Street.

Read the official Weight Restriction Order and Press Release:

TRO 3089 – Weight Restriction Order

Press Release

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Sutton Benger High Street Resurfacing update

The resurfacing work on the High Street, Sutton Benger will start on 19th June 2017 and last for three weeks. The work will be take place between 9:30am and 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Due to the nature of the required works and the local environment, the works are to be carried out within a temporary road closure, to ensure that adequate health and safety is maintained for local residents and the Contractor.

During the works period, access to enable residents and businesses to enter and egress from their properties will be maintained, however this could be temporarily restricted due to site operations.

The Contractor will endeavour to minimise the delay; although due to the nature of the works minor disruption is inevitable. It is essential that the road remains un-trafficked until the new material has set, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure. Dedicated Traffic Management operatives at the extent of the works will monitor access and give motorists assistance.

Access the documents:

PDF icon Extent of works


PDF iconDiversion details


PDF iconLocation details

Clerks Report: May 2017

Update From Sutton Benger Annual Meeting of the Parish Council on 10 May 2017

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council deals the election of the Chair and various housekeeping duties, including approval of the Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.

Election Results

Following an uncontested election, 6 Parish Councillors were elected – Phil Jones, Norman Davis, Keith Pound, Malcolm Bines, Leigh Varnham and Nicola Hayward.

Councillor Vacancies

There are now 5 Vacancies on the Parish Council.  To be an effective Council and to properly represent the whole Community we really need to fill these vacancies – if you are aged 18+ and would be interested in joining the team please contact the Clerk.


Decision were made on 4 applications:

17/03144/FUL – The Old Dairy, Draycot Park Farm, SN15 5LH – The extension and linking of two adjacent office buildings, the extension of two warehouses/workshops and the creation of a new warehouse/workshop – Support

17/03280/FUL – Daisy Cottage, 26 High Street, SN15 4RF – Proposed detached single garage (Resubmission of 17/00850/FUL) – Object

17/03320/FUL – Land South of Bell House Hotel, 47 High Street, SN15 4RH – Proposed conversion & extension of existing outbuilding into new dwelling with associated landscaping – Support subject to conditions

17/03980/LBC – Land South of Bell House Hotel, 47 High Street, SN15 4RH – Proposed conversion & extension of existing outbuilding into new dwelling with associated landscaping – No Objections

17/03417/OUT – St Modwen Storage and Distribution Centre at J17 – The Council agreed to object to this application at the Extraordinary Meeting held on 26 April 2017 and the Clerk’s draft letter was approved for submission.  Cllr H Greenman advised that he had called the application in to Committee.

B4069 – Re-surfacing

The planned resurfacing of the entire length of the B4069, High Street is due to take place on 25 June 2017 and will require the road to be closed and/or contra-flowed for up to 2 weeks – full details will be posted on the website (www.suttonbengerparishcouncil.gov.uk) and noticeboards when available.

B4069 – 18t Weight Restriction

We have been advised that this Order will come into force on the 5 July – to coincide with the resurfacing work (we hope!).

Annual Parish Meeting 26 April 2017

Not to be confused with the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council! – it was an opportunity for Community Groups to give an update of their year and included presentations from the Chair of the Parish Council, Chair of Governors for the Primary School, Manager and Deputy Manager of Benger Bears Pre-school, the Chair of the Village Hall Committee, the NDP Group, the PCC and the SBAGA. There were 23 villagers in attendance and at the end of the meeting they enjoyed wine and cheese and the chance to have an informal chat.

Next Parish Council Meeting

The date of the next Meeting of the Parish Council is Wednesday 14 June 2017 in the Village Hall, starting at 7.45 pm.