March 24, 2016

Wednesday 6th April has been chosen as the date for interested individuals to join us to discuss sites for future provision of care, community, health and leisure services in the Melksham area.


Eight sites around the Melksham area have now been suggested as potent...

February 4, 2016

After learning about hundreds of new houses now being planned by developers in Melksham and surrounding villages, the Melksham Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has invited senior officers from Wiltshire’ s Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss the CCG’s future plans...

January 5, 2016

There is no separate Environmental Task Group at present, as it is considered that the environment is core to any consideration of land use and development issues by all the other Issue Task Groups.   The Plan Steering Group is currently leading on environment issues a...

January 5, 2016

The Business, Economy and Employment Group has only recently commenced, and welcomes views from local businesses, traders and local residents.    


Letters have been sent to estate agents.  A survey has been sent round to all the businesses in Bowerhill as par...

January 5, 2016

The Education Task Group has recently commenced working, and would welcome anyone interested in contributing to its work.


A very useful meeting was recently held with Wiltshire Council.  What really struck the meeting though was that the Council aren’t interested in si...

January 5, 2016

The Health and Wellbeing Task Group is open to anyone with views on health, care, leisure and wellbeing services or facilities in the Melksham Town and Parish Council areas.


The Group has been working since March 2015 and has explored a wide range of issues.  The Group...

January 5, 2016

At earlier meetings of the Housing Steering Group, it adopted a number of assessment criteria for judging how suitable a site was for future development of new houses and has begun looking at sites around Melksham and the surrounding villages.


The Group last met in Nov...

January 5, 2016


A stand at the Melksham Christmas Fair attracted a number of people interested in finding out more about the Neighbourhood Plan.   


The Steering Group has submitted a Sustainability Scoping Report to the statutory authorities and received their comments, which ar...

January 5, 2016

2016 is an important year for Melksham and its surrounding villages.


We face the challenge of developers wanting to build ever more houses.  Government has increased the national target for building new homes.  The Melksham area must take its share, making it increasin...

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