PRESHUTE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Minutes of the Preshute Neighbourhood Plan
Working Group meeting held on Tuesday 28th September 2021 at 7pm
Meeting 6 - 2021/22
at 12 Manton Hollow, Manton, Marlborough SN8 1RR.
Present: Cllr Peter Morgan, Cllr Simon Mills, Cllr John Clark
and Ian Mellor.
In attendance: Sophie Roberts (Clerk)
Apologies: Sally Faber
48. The minutes of the meeting on 23
August 2021 were approved as a true record.
49. Finance – The final bill has not yet
been received from Cunnane. Once this has been received an
application for a further Locality Grant will need to be made to
include possible other costs relating to the next consultation etc.
50. Travelling Draft Status
The Group noted V16 of the Travelling Draft had been
sent to Simon Nott, Wiltshire Council Link Officer who has
responded by email with some comments and has requested a meeting
once the group have had time to digest and address these.
The Group reviewed the comments:
• Policies within the Preshute NP must be either
new or amendments to the current Core Strategy, they must not
repeat what is already there.
• All policies need to be positively written.
• The term ‘Development’ does not just relate to
building work therefore ‘No Development’ is classified as too
restrictive, if used at all it should be very specific to the type
of development the Group is seeking to exclude and be backed up by
sound reasoning giving an outline of what would be acceptable.
• Some of the policies are more ‘aspirations’,
these should be moved to the end and identified as aspirations.
The group reviewed suggestions from Ian Mellor to the policies
which included a pre-amble outlining the lack of policies within
the Wiltshire Core Strategy specific to the North Wessex Downs
It was agreed to remove policy PRES 2 making the existing policy 3
now policy 2.
Additions were made to newly numbered policies 3, 4 and 6.
The original policy 11 was retained and became policy 7 and a new
policy 8 about supporting equestrian and agricultural business was
The original policies 8, 9 & 10 become ‘aspirations’ under a
new heading of ‘Community Aspirations and recommendations to
Preshute Parish Council, Wiltshire Council and AONB and voluntary
51. Next Steps
It was agreed to revise the draft to incorporate the
policy changes. Action IM & PM
Cllr Simon Mills agreed to take photos of views to record on
maps. Action SM
Dialogue to be opened with the owner of a piece of land to explore
the possibility for very small-scale development. Action IM
A list of Scheduled Monuments and Listed Buildings to be added to
the appendixes. Action PM
52. Next Stage
Once the new revisions have been made to the Travelling
Draft it should once again be shared with the Wiltshire Council
Link Officer and a Zoom meeting arranged.
The Draft will then need to be shared with Key agencies for
The next stage will be to finalise the draft plan to be considered
by the PC. A six-week public consultation would
follow. Any revisions to the plan following the consultation
would need to be made and a report compiled. The final draft
should be approved by the PC in January/February and then
submitted to WC formally under Article 15 in March 2022.
53. Progress on Timeline
The group agreed the proposed timelines were currently
54. Date of next meeting 2nd November 2021
The meeting finished at 9 pm.